klm672
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What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:11 am

Hey! I am heading with my gf to England and I looked at Ryanair's website and there are some cheap flights to Dublin, Ireland. Is it worth it to go for a few days (vs spending that 88 pounds on other things) for a young couple? What attractions are there?
Would another city be better?
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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:19 am

Hi KLM672,

learning polish, latvian or lithuanian would be one thing you can do easily...only kidding.  Wink

The usual Tourist Trap Tour ...e. g. Temple Bar, visit the world famous beer brewery etc.

But you can also take the comfy aircoach buses to Cork or even up to Belfast.


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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:23 am

Cross the Liffey, get out of Temple Bar and hit the Cobblestone Pub on King Street. The locals play great Irish music all night, the folks are friendly, and the beer is just perfect.
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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:39 pm

Troubleshoot a faulty fire detector loop on #2 engine gearbox and replace it with a spare flown in on a chartered Learjet. Pull out the discharged fire extinguisher bottles (that serve both the APU and engine #2) and wait for new bottles to come in on the same Learjet, only to discover that somebody shipped the wrong type (smaller: for engines #1 and 3) and then have to wait for another Tristar to divert from going to FRA to stop by with the right bottles. While waiting get 5 solid hours of sleep. After all is said and done, go into the city and wander around in your poohey uniform looking for a cheap, quick bite to eat as you shoulder the burden of officially being the least dressed up person in Temple Bar, on a Saturday night. Oh wait, that's how I spent my only two days there, hope you have a better time.
 
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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:03 pm

Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 3):
cheap

Is anything cheap anymore in Ireland?

Definitely go pub crawling around Temple Bar, do some shopping in Grafton Street, visit St Patrick's Cathedral, and have a pint of Guiness at their brewery (or, if during the week, you can have a pint early in the morning alongside the young businessmen of Dublin on the Liffey).

As far as clubbing goes, you can check out the Westin on Westmoreland street and watch the Irish dancing Salsa, have a drink at The Bank (be ready to shed out some major Euros) on College Green. There is also a really good club behind Bachelor's Walk, but I forgot its name.

Cheers,
Coal

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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:49 pm

You couldn't find a better place to spend a few days, KLM672, but then I would say that seeing it's my favourite city, wouldn't I?

Stay as close to the city centre as possible, where all the major attractions are within walking distance. Hard to know what to recommend for you to do, but you will have more than enough to keep you entertained for a couple of days. I usually pick out a couple of things that interest me, and do them in the mornings, then spend the rest of the day soaking-up the atmosphere, wandering around with no particular plans. And there's no shortage of pubs, cafés and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes. What normally interests you?

As mentioned above, Temple Bar (on the south bank of the river in the city centre) is a tourist magnet, but you'll find plenty of locals there too so don't let that put you off.

What kind of bars, clubs and restaurants do you like? I'll recommend a few that are popular and won't break the bank. I hear tourists complain about the prices, but it's not expensive if you know where to go.

Post some more details, and I'll dig up some up-to-date info for you. I can recommend some cheap hotels or hostels that are in the city centre too.

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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:36 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 5):
And there's no shortage of pubs, cafés and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes. What normally interests you?

A bottle of Bushmills has a tendency to get my undivided attention.. Big grin
 
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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:55 am

Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 6):
A bottle of Bushmills has a tendency to get my undivided attention..

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Ahhh... I looove Bushmills! And I'm not even a big whiskey fan, either.

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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:52 am

Braybuddy:
I tried to email you but it didnt work, can you email me?
ParadisA330@gmail.com

Thanks
 
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RE: What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:49 pm

Just sent an e-mail KLM, let me know if you get it.

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