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23 hours in Dublin, What Not to Miss

Old Sep 30th, 2006, 06:04 PM
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23 hours in Dublin, What Not to Miss

We have a lay over in Dublin and will arrive about noon and leave the next morning. What should we not miss in that short time?
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 06:52 PM
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I'd vote for the River Liffey and the Post Office, site of the Easter 1916 uprising. (Especially if you like history and/or U2 or have seen the film Michael Collins. And Trinity College of course.
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 01:07 AM
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Get on the 'hop on hop off 'bus and see the sights. Take a trip on the Luas. Go to the pub for a pint and then go and have a good noghts sleep.
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 01:35 AM
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I loved Dublin Castle. Also, I wrote a trip report on our weekend in Dublin in August. Click on my name and you should be able to find it. Have fun.
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 03:59 AM
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Trinity College Library
Palace Bar Fleet Street
St Stevens Green
Pheonix Park
Guiness Brewery Tour
Temple Bar
Jamestons Distillery

Trasport between all of these is easy via the open tour bus which runs all year round


Enjoy your trip
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 04:17 AM
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The Cetlic gold in the National Muesum
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 04:18 AM
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do a musical pub crawl! It was a lot of fun, and you got to learn about Irish music as well.
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 05:02 AM
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I would not miss Kilmainham Gaol or Trinity College (for the library and Book of Kells, but the student-led tour itself is wonderful too).
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 10:08 AM
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My favorites:
Book of Kells at Trinity
Mummies at St. Michan's on Church St.
Kilmainham Gaol
Zosimus Night Walking Tour (very entertaining)
Always wanted to do the Literary Pub Crawl but haven't had a chance yet
National Museum on Kildare St.

The suggestion to do the hop on hop off bus tour is exellent. Do that first and take the whole route round and then on the second pass, get off at the points that interest you.

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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 10:36 AM
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A huge second for the Celtic gold in the Irish National Museum. All the stuff they have found in those bogs is amazing! Great museum space, great gift shop.

And of course get some Guiness.
Old Oct 1st, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Still another for the Celtic Gold!!! The hop on hop off is great also. Don't worry about the short time i guarantee you will return. I think that there is some drug or something in the air to amke it necessary...
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Old Oct 1st, 2006, 07:14 PM
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These sound great . . .as to the tours where did you find the information?
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Old Oct 5th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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Have a look at for all the info you require.
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Old Oct 5th, 2006, 04:33 PM
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So basically you have barely one afternoon and one evening. You've gotten good suggestions IMHO, just need to decide what interests and how much sightseeing you can stand.

I would vote for Kilmainham Gaol and Book of Kells in Trinity library for history and Temple Bar or other for pub musical entertainment. I'd skip the Guinness tour and maybe Castle myself. Might consider Writer's Museum if you do explore north side of the Liffey seeing the PO.

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