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    Eight hours in Dublin ?? what to do ??

    Any tips please ?? We going over on the ferry from Holy head for the day any ideas , tips , good offers , best way to see the city ??

    Much appreciated

    Thank you

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    drink? visit a few pubs?

    have a Guinness in the hole in the wall pub

    no shortage of knocking shops

    Viking duck tour is brilliant. Need to book in advance though.

    Best way to get around is by open top bus, runs every 10-15 minutes in a big loop and stops at all the main touristy areas.

    Bit chilly in October though

    Edited by: "spoo" 10th Oct 2016

    Guinness factory is worth a visit.

    Guinness factory, open topped bus tour, a few Guinness in Temple Bar !!!

    Take an open top tour of the city. The Red Bus is the best. Its hop on - hop off. Visit he Guinness storehouse. Spend your hard earned pounds and support our economy

    Avoid Temple Bar...its designed to rip off tourists
    Edited by: "Brianliptov" 10th Oct 2016

    Go round to Bono's house ring his doorbell and tell him to pay his taxes,a lso point out to him they haven't done a decent album since War.

    Zoo is good if you have kids . Bus tour is ace . Temple bar is great to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the craic . Best thing though , just get in a taxi . They have the most amusing taxi drivers in the world . P

    Rent a car and go to Newgrange

    Trip advisor is your friend

    Viking splash tour is great (book ahead), Guinness tour is great (very slickly done), you have the Arlington Hotel near O'Connell bridge to see the Irish Dance show, Jamesons Whisky tour is good, Howth (seaside fishing village) in County Dublin is very pretty. Book of Kells at Trinity college is also worth a look at if history is your thing.

    For kids Dublin Zoo, Dublinia is great and Imaginosity in Sandyford is amazing.

    A visit of the old jail. Also another heads up for the Guinness factory.

    If you can do more than one "experience" the Dublin Pass is worth the money. As an example the Guinness Factory is around 30-32 Euro each adult entry. This also includes unlim hop on and off bus tour as a means to get around each place etc.

    dublinpass.com/wha…et/

    They have the pass on Groupon at present for £37 for a 1 day pass for an adult. Don't forget 5% Quidco on Groupon also.
    groupon.co.uk/dea…-uk

    If you fancy a nice meal while you are in Dublin take a look at the below website. A kinda Irish Groupon which normally has great deals for restaurants in the area. For example 10oz Sirloin and sides for 2 people 20 Euro at O'Sheas in the centre of the Temple Bar area.
    dealrush.ie/rec…ls/




    Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 11th Oct 2016

    Isn't there a crisp-based theme park.

    termite

    Isn't there a crisp-based theme park.



    Yeah "Tayto Park" although around 40 minutes drive north of Dublin depending on the terrible Dublin traffic at times.
    Tayto Park

    edit: 45 minutes by bus from Dublin Centre.
    taytopark.ie/vis…ion

    Before anyone says "Horrible crisps" they are totally different to the ones in the UK and even then different again also.Tayto you get on Mainland UK come from the old Golden Wonder factory (the same factory produce a lot of supermarket own brands also) not the Tandragee Factory in Northern Ireland. Tayto Ireland is different to both of these.


    Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 11th Oct 2016

    Cityscape tour bus 10 Euro, Hop on and off, discount at Guinness Storehouse and other visits,2 free children per 1 adult go free.
    End the bus tour on O'Connell Street and visit Murrys Bar for Irish music and sometimes Irish dancers.Good food and best pint of Guinness. No getting ripped off like in Temple Bar were they charge more and don't know the difference between 1 euro and a cent coin.

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    Cityscape tour bus 10 Euro, Hop on and off, discount at Guinness … Cityscape tour bus 10 Euro, Hop on and off, discount at Guinness Storehouse and other visits,2 free children per 1 adult go free.End the bus tour on O'Connell Street and visit Murrys Bar for Irish music and sometimes Irish dancers.Good food and best pint of Guinness. No getting ripped off like in Temple Bar were they charge more and don't know the difference between 1 euro and a cent coin.



    This seems good price !the ones I have checked inc red bus tour approx. £20 each !! oO
    Thanks for help

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    Thanks all very much appreciated
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