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What to do in Dublin?

Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:36 pm

Hi Guys, i'm coming to Dublin for 2nights in a months time, it's a birthday present for my girlfriend and was just looking for some help.
I've been to Dublin 3 times before but only in and around the airport vacinity taking photo's so i'm just looking for help from someone who knows there way around. I'm wondering how to get to the city from the airport, i know there's a bus but what number and how far is the airport from the city?
Once at the city, could anyone tell me some good things to do, maybe tell me some attractions to see? I know there are alot of bars and restaurants which is a great thing as we like a good drink  Smile
If there is any other information anyone can give then all is welcome!
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What to do in Dublin?

Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:25 pm

I love Dublin and go quite often.
You've *GOT* to go to the Guiness factory, it's just a Dublin must see!
The Georgian town houses are lovely, too. Temple Bar is a trendy, cobble clad road with nightclubs, restaurants, pubs and boutique shops.

There are a few whisky museums as well and you can go tasting.

You can walk along the river, which is always nice.

The first time I went, I went on a double decker bus and I know some here may think it's cheesy, it's actually a great way of seeing the major and beautiful parts of the city from a great aspect. Make sure to take your camera and warm clothing as it can get very cold in Dublin.

Try some Irish stew!
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What to do in Dublin?

Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:29 pm

I went for the first time last month, and will be going again next month for the day. Dublin is a brilliant city!

If your flying Ryanair, they sell Air-coach tickets on the flight - I suggest you buy one of these, as it's a quick ride into the City Centre - otherwise just hop onto the 747 bus, which will also take you directly into the City Centre.

Agree with the above poster - the Guinness factory is a must see.

I'm looking forward to next month now........only paid 2p for the flight *including* taxes!

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What to do in Dublin?

Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:17 pm

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 2):
otherwise just hop onto the 747 bus, which will also take you directly into the City Centre.

If you choose to take the 746, 747 Bus into the City Centre BUY a 3-DAY Ticket for Dublin Bus at the AIRPORT BEFORE you enter the Bus....otherwise you waste a lot of money...if I remember correctly it was around 5.50 Euro one-way...if you buy the 3 Day Rumbler Ticket it is included and you can take every other Dublin-Bus Route (except the Tourist-Trap Buses of course  Wink ) including the 746, 747 back to Airport of course.
 
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What to do in Dublin?

Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:50 pm

Quoting EGFF (Thread starter):
I'm wondering how to get to the city from the airport, i know there's a bus but what number and how far is the airport from the city?

DUB is 11km from the City Centre and the bus can take approx half an hour or so. Check out www.dublinbus.ie and www.aircoach.ie for details and prices.

Quoting EGFF (Thread starter):
I know there are alot of bars and restaurants which is a great thing as we like a good drink

Definitely head to the Temple Bar area then  Wink

Have fun  Wink
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RE: What To Do In Dublin?

Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:42 pm

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 4):
DUB is 11km from the City Centre and the bus can take approx half an hour or so. Check out www.dublinbus.ie

If you take the 41 it can take much longer than 30 minutes to the City Centre from the Airport....and if you like to go shopping at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre ( I know girls like shopping when the boyfriend pays the bill  Wink ) there is Urbus www.urbus.ie .
 
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RE: What To Do In Dublin?

Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:04 am

Like the posters above say, get the Airlink buses to the main bus terminus (Busaras) just five minutes walk from the city centre. I can recommend good, reasonable places to stay if you want.

Reasonably priced restaurants with good food and a good atmosphere:

D7 Gary Rhodes is very reasonable with starters from around €6-16 and mains from about €16-30. Peploe's is a little bit pricier, but again good. Mao is fantastic value (and the food is GREAT) with mains about €14-18 and you won't need to order anything more than their main course, apart from something to drink, of course! I can recommend some more if you tell me what you are looking for.

http://www.peploes.com/

http://www.rhodesd7.com/

http://www.dublinks.com/index.cfm/lo...13F-A514-494C-A6D40B99A308B1C5.htm



Tradtitional pubs with traditonal (Irish) music sessions:

http://www.brazenhead.com/

http://www.odonoghues.ie/

Popular bars with young Dubs (only foreigners call them "Dubliners"):

http://www.cocoon.ie/ (Dress well or you won't get in)

http://www.dublinks.com/index.cfm/lo...BAF-0044-42D6-9D54B706E970A617.htm

http://www.pravda.ie/

http://www.dublinks.com/index.cfm/lo...1F9-5F89-4584-9D8F3C4FCD778BA2.htm

http://www.capitalbars.com/index.php?page=venue_detail&venue_id=43
(Gay, but very straight friendly and with DJ and good atmosphere)

If you want to go clubbing, try Tripod, (adm €12) the city's newest and one of the biggest, or Pod next door, which is smaller, or Spirit, (adm €20) another big club, although the licensing laws are crap so they have to finish-up at 2.30am, whereby the late bars (which usually have music) finish at 1.30 and are free.

http://www.pod.ie/about_tripod.php

http://www.dublinks.com/index.cfm/lo...DA4-2D55-43B2-A34FA38ABB6A75CE.htm

Things to do:

http://www.vikingsplash.ie/

http://www.dublinbus.ie/sightseeing/index.aspx

http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/index.asp?source=g

Temple Bar, right in the city center, just south of the River Liffey is a magnet for tourists, but don't let that put you off as you get plenty of locals there as well. The main thing to remeber is that Dubs love to talk, so don't be afraid of striking up conversation with ANYBODY (although nowadays your waiter will more-than-likely to be Polish or French) you come across who looks like a local, and particularly in pubs.

If I'm in a new city the first thing I usually do is hop on a city tour bus to get an overview and then pick out things that I might like to check-out later. The open-top double decker buses do regular trips round the city and you can hop on and off wherever you want.

Another interesting thing to do, off the tourist trail, is the markets around Moore Street, where you'll hear accents going back centuries and is worth a stroll around just to hear the banter.

And the city is pocket-sized compared to other European capitals, so everything you need is within walking distance of the city centre.

I can get you more info or recommendations if you want, just ask!

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