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Dublin Hints and Tips

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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Off to Dublin with the missus on Thursday for 3 days and wondering if anyone had some reccomendations for places to eat, drink, visit etc? Looking for welcoming places with nice atmosphere for a couple (i.e. not your suit and tie, snobby and boring joints) and normal prices. Looking for places in the city centre.

Lots of guides out there but would appreciate personal opinions.
Thanks :)
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Bewleys the old traditional coffee shop, just up from the bridge is worth a visit. We also got lots to eat at the organic market (I think it was Sat morning), that was good fun.

Depends what you are into: Kilamanom Jail was fascinating, although sounds depressing. It really does bring the history of Ireland to life. Might not be everyones cup of tea. Also the Four Courts, for the same reason. The book of Kells was a real treasure. Go early though, or you will queue for a long time otherwise. Guiness factory also worth a trip, good for rainy day
#2
Been to Dublin a couple of times now and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Each time I have visted Gallagher's boxty house in the Temple Bar area for a real taste of Irish food. Set in cosy surroundings and sometime they have live Irish music I can highly recommend it. I've attached a link so you can take a look..

http://www.boxtyhouse.ie/

Making my mouth water just thinking of it!!! Have a great time
#3
Get yourself on the open top bus tour, so much information from drivers who are full of Irish character. Also visit the Guinness warehouse/storehouse. Buy your tickets online and save 10% [url]www.guinness-storehouse.com[/url] Hubby and I just returned from Dublin on Sunday. Fantastic place! Only stayed one night courtesy of 4p flights, yes 4p, with ryanair. We will go back though. Have a great time!
#4
Thanks for all the tips, and yes it's also the 4p flights but amazingly Dublin is a place we were looking at going and the timing was over my birthday! Looked at the jail online and looks amazing so will def go there, and got the guinness tix booked!
#5
temple bar smack bang in the middle of dublin has all your nite time needs from food to drink to dancing! shopping wise you will find all you want around grafton street. dublin is a fantastic city but it can be very expensive!!
#6
Stay away from the Temple Bar area as much as you can - it's okay for one night, but don't go there every night - it's tacky and aimed primarily at tourists.

Check out the Arlington Hotel, on the north quayside of the Liffey. Live music most nights and a great wee pub attached to it. Check out the pubs round about Grafton Street for eating and drinking.
#7
max0391
Get yourself on the open top bus tour, so much information from drivers who are full of Irish character. Also visit the Guinness warehouse/storehouse. Buy your tickets online and save 10% www.guinness-storehouse.com Hubby and I just returned from Dublin on Sunday. Fantastic place! Only stayed one night courtesy of 4p flights, yes 4p, with ryanair. We will go back though. Have a great time!


Yup! The open top buses run every 20 minutes or so and visit everywhere that's worth seeing.

You can hop off one bus and back on a later one, all on one ticket!

Guinness storehouse is great, if nothing else for the view you get from the gravity bar at the end of your visit.

Grafton street is great if you like shopping!
#8
Dublin Dart is their equivalent of the London underground, except it runs on the surface.

Very cheap and great if you want to get out of Dublin to some of the surrounding towns (We found Malahide was nice)

Avoid it during rush hour though as it gets very busy.
#9
You could contact RTE and see if they have any free tickets available: http://www.rte.ie/tv/latelate/tickets_form.html
#10
Lady Patch
Been to Dublin a couple of times now and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Each time I have visted Gallagher's boxty house in the Temple Bar area for a real taste of Irish food. Set in cosy surroundings and sometime they have live Irish music I can highly recommend it. I've attached a link so you can take a look..

http://www.boxtyhouse.ie/

Making my mouth water just thinking of it!!! Have a great time


Can second this, fantastic little place

Only thing I'd advise is book first, as you can have quite a wait
#11
Hello, As Gaz has said the Arlington Hotel is really good for traditional Irish dancing etc. We went for 3 nights and stayed there and it was amazing, here's the website if you fancy a look: [url]www.DublinArlingtonHotel.com[/url]
Definately agree you should do the open top bus thing, we jumped on just to get our bearings really but learnt quite alot and saw alot more than we thought we were going to!
Have a lovely time, Dublin is ace!
Lisa :-D
#12
thanks for this, very usuful, we are going next month,

we have planned kilmainham gaol, the guiness storehouse, a ghost tour at night and maybe a river cruise on the liffey, any other suggestions??
#13
loupomm
thanks for this, very usuful, we are going next month,

we have planned kilmainham gaol, the guiness storehouse, a ghost tour at night and maybe a river cruise on the liffey, any other suggestions??


what about pulling a handsome Dublin male.... the colleens take some beating so maybe the males are int same league....whatever you'll have a great time.
#14
Daughter just got back from Dublin, stayed at the Blooms Hotel, Temple Bar. :thumbsup:

Fantastic location for pubs, clubs etc. Right in heart of Temple Bar. Hotel has own club called Club M.

Only stay if don't mind noise from club (part of hotel) so really not a family place but for young, club going persons brilliant! No taxi fares at end of night!
#15
currychops
what about pulling a handsome Dublin male.... the colleens take some beating so maybe the males are int same league....whatever you'll have a great time.




we intend to try!

(to have a good time) :giggle:
#16
suze
Daughter just got back from Dublin, stayed at the Blossoms Hotel, Temple Bar. :thumbsup:

Fantastic location for pubs, clubs etc. Right in heart of Temple Bar. Hotel has own club called Club M.

Only stay if don't mind noise from club (part of hotel) so really not a family place but for young, club going persons brilliant! No taxi fares at end of night!



we have the hotel booked, a gret location in the town centre so should be good for pubs and clubs :-D :-D
#17
loupomm
we have the hotel booked, a gret location in the town centre so should be good for pubs and clubs :-D :-D


Glad to be of help, it's good to get feed back (especially favourable!) :-D
#18
loupomm
we intend to try!

(to have a good time) :giggle:


Yes I thought as much.....so who's with yers???....any HUKD members??
#19
currychops
Yes I thought as much.....so who's with yers???....any HUKD members??


yes tracy013 :-D

and my sister in law who is not a member :thumbsup:
#20
loupomm
yes tracy013 :-D

and my sister in law who is not a member :thumbsup:

OMG..trace....it'll be total madness!!! LOL
#21
currychops
OMG..trace....it'll be total madness!!! LOL



:giggle: :giggle:
#22
currychops
OMG..trace....it'll be total madness!!! LOL


thats the plan :giggle:

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