Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 A few more questions about Brittany
  2. 2 Neuschwanstein Castle and Munich
  3. 3 Madrid & Andalusia in 6 days??
  4. 4 Positano or Sorrento?
  5. 5 Trip Report MaiTaiTom Gets The Royal Treatment…Two Weeks Exploring London and Scotland
  6. 6 4 days each in London and Paris
  7. 7 Paris in November
  8. 8 Edinburgh's Fringe Festival...A Most Unique and Eclectic Event!
  9. 9 Dollars exchange to pounds
  10. 10 Where to stay in London, Amsterdam and Paris?
  11. 11 Train from Barcelona to Madrid
  12. 12 11 Days in Ireland w few hotel changes
  13. 13 London Theater
  14. 14 Tours vs solo travel (want to see as much as possible in 3-4 months)
  15. 15 Uber in Rome & Lisbon
  16. 16 Trip Report Travelogue of our trip to Southern Italy
  17. 17 Mallorca: Hotel in/near Palma?
  18. 18 Mr & Mrs Annhig need your help planning bucket list trip to Switzerland
  19. 19 Drive from Lake Como to Venice
  20. 20 Ischia Earthquake/mobile wifi
  21. 21 Help: Looking for Streetwise Venice folding map
  22. 22 Salzburg-storing luggage at train station
  23. 23 To drive a rental around the Amalfi Coast or just use public transport....
  24. 24 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Toulouse, Provence, and more
  25. 25 Switzerland in September
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help for 3 days in November -- Thanksgiving weekend -- in Dublin

Jump to last reply

Hi Fodorites and Ireland experts --
My DH and I decided on the spur of the moment this past weekend to go to Dublin instead of being with family on Thanksgiving weekend. In a moment of generosity we invited his parents to come along, who agreed in 2 seconds. None of us know anything about Dublin but it sounds like a great way to spend 3 days. Plus, there's Guinness.

About us -- DH and I in early 40s, his parents are (energetic) 72-year-olds. We are all veteran travelers in our own ways, and we know Dublin will be dark early at the end of November, possibly rainy and probably damp. But it doesn't matter. DH and I feel like we gotta get out of NYC for the weekend, and flying anywhere in the US will be impossibly expensive. After Googling around it seems that Dublin is the cheapest destination from JFK that is doable for a weekend where we don't have to lie on a beach and be bored.

We are not interested in staying in Tourist Central Area where it could be super-crowded and super-noisy. What might be a good, quiet, residential neighborhood for a hotel -- nothing fancy, but definitely clean and safe. Up to 120 euros ($150-ish) per night would be our limit. Breakfast included if possible.

In a 3-day visit, we're happy to sit in a pub or two, see the Book of Kells, a museum, take an interesting walking tour. Guinness. Maybe some theater. We all love photography and would love to find a view or a place that looks quintessentially Irish. Can we see a castle at that time of year? How would I find out about hearing some music? Is Dublin doable in 2 days and then we can take a day trip by bus or train somewhere?

Thanks for any advice. My next mission is to the bookstore for a guidebook.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement