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Aug 27th, 2003, 08:11 AM
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Bob: I just sent a note to my sister asking for instructions and will get back to you.

regards .... Ger
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Aug 27th, 2003, 08:19 AM
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According to the Tara Towers map, the hotel is 500 metres from the Booterstown DART station. So that would likely be the best option for getting to and from central Dublin, and to and from Connolly station for your trip to Sligo.

And,if you are capable of humping your luggage that distance, you could take the aerDart bus from the airport to Howth Junction and the DART train from there to Booterstown. Cost you €6.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 12:51 PM
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Hi
Very confused thread, so excuse me If I'm wrong with some of these answers.
Tara Towers (is this your hotel??) hotel is 2/3 miles from city centre, and a nice part of Dublin.

DART (Dublin area rapid transit) station is about 5 min walk, I'd imagine buses are frequent as well, as the hotel is on mail route. Dart is good because you can go south to Dun Laoghaire - Bray - Greystones or North to Howth etc (usual avoid peak times and it's very comfortable and quick - about 10/15 mins tops to Pearse st station)
Your hotel won't have a street number because you can't miss it on Merrion Rd./Rock Rd.

I'm fairly sure Aircoach go to the tara towers,.(check) As to where it is walk out of arrivals and there it is.


That little bit out of town is handy if you intend to hire a car and drive around Wicklow/Glendalough etc.

The DART will take you Connolly Station where you get the train for Sligo - advice do not book a train for friday evening/night as it will be packed like a tokyo underground!!!

Think I answered most of your questions, As you can see from the time I'm working late here (dublin)so home time, but your not visiting a metropolis although Dublin/Ieland has grown quite unbelievably in the last few years it's still one of the few walking cities in europe and I'm sure little travel agent annoyances will not spoil your trip UNLESS you arrive in a bad mood - then the Hol is a waste.

If I can help let me know..
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Aug 27th, 2003, 01:56 PM
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I called the Air Coach office and the young lady I spoke with said Tara Towers, formerly Jury's Tara, was not on the bus route. She was the one who advised me to take the bus as far as the Toyota Center and then hail a cab.

Our plan is to travel to Sligo on Sunday, Sept 7. Hopefully we can leave on Sunday morning.

If anybody has a better idea than the taxi from the Toyota Center, let me know about it.

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Aug 27th, 2003, 02:31 PM
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Bob - here's what my sister said:

"Ger- the Aircoach is very efficient & it only costs about €6.00. The Toyota centre is opposite the RDS in Ballsbridge. If its the Tara Towers (thats not opposite UCD) its facing across Dublin Bay just up from Sandymount and is on on the continuation of the Merrion Road. The Aircoach turns off the Merrion Road opposite the Toyota Centre. There is no taxi rank at the Toyota Centre but maybe he could probably hail one at the side of the road. The Tara Towers is only 5 minutes drive down the road.
The taxis are a rip off. Every day you hear someone on the radio giving out. He could be charged anything up to €40.00. Hope this is of some help."

May I wish you every luck in getting to your hotel!!!!

One guide book I would recommend, for eating, is the Bridgestone guide. Pick it up when you get to Dublin - there are two good bookstores on Dame Street. The book has never steered us wrong. It has a lot of expensive restaurants in it, but also some cheaper eateries.

have a wonderful time in Ireland. We go every year (to Dublin and the Clifden area) and have always had a great holiday.

Regards .. Ger


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Aug 27th, 2003, 03:23 PM
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Thanks a lot. That helps quite a bit.
We will have luggage going to the hotel, and not knowing where it is exactly is somewhat daunting. If I get off of the bus and cannot see it, I would be wondering which way to go.
If the taxi overcharges, then so be it.
Perhaps I should ask before I get in, but that may be a function of how numerous they are.
Perhaps the bus driver can give me more specific information.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 03:43 PM
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Bob -

Just to clarify: when my sister referred to the taxi being a rip off at 40 Euros, she was refering to the taxi from the airport to the hotel, not one you would hail from the Toyota centre, which should only be a few Euros.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 06:05 PM
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Bob, sorry to clutter up the post, but the bookstores are on DAWSON street, not Dame street. Well worth a visit.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 06:51 PM
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Thanks for the claification.
I have been told by experienced people that a cab ride from the airport can be as much as 50 - 60 €
I can buy a dinner for the difference.
I know we got clipped a little in Vienna once. The boss lady/owner at the hotelin Vienna said it would be 350 schillings.
We were asked for 550 schillings.
Explanation: the driver had to wait for us at the hotel. Well, sure he got there 15 minutes before his scheduled time of arrival. We were prompt coming down, but he figured we owed him for waiting time.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 01:34 AM
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bob_brown writes: "For Nedsireland
Are you sure your information is correct? I don't think it is."

Is that a common trait for "Bulldogs?" Why would you have any reason to doubt the information I provide to try to assist you?

I wouldn't have taken the time to reply to your query if I were not 100% sure of what I posted.
http://www.dublinbus.ie
will give you timetables for routes 747 & 748. You'll probably want the 748 because it stops at Tara.

I'm not familiar with the other airport bus Service (Aircoach) that Ardfert says is a more expensive option (his/her post of 6:20PM 08/25/2003) but I used Airlink several times, the most recent of which Sep'02 when I caught the early (5:15AM) 747 bus from O'Connell Street to the airport.

The Airlink buses have luggage racks on the lower level.

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Aug 28th, 2003, 06:42 AM
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I believe I TRIED to say Oops I picked the wrong header address when I replied. You did not read the next one down. I was scaling down the page and misread it, and so stated that I did.
It is a function of 70 year old eyes with severe presbyopia and cataracts that will soon be removed.

So I guess I could some questions in response, like not reading the whole scene before reacting.
I think the latter precluded the former.

Also the content of the post clearly indicated that it was another post to which I was referring and that I simply had the wrong name matched with the info, which does not seem to refer to the hotel to which I need to go.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 07:42 AM
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To Bob Brown - you're quite right and I was totally mistaken - I got my hotels mixed up. In this case would advise you to get a bus (any bus - there are loads of them at the Airport) to the City Centre and ask the bus driver to drop you at a taxi rank. Then take the taxi to your hotel from there (should not cost more than €15). Your hotel is in a nicer location than the one I was thinking of, and because you're near the DART, you can zip into the town centre quite comfortably (except at rush hour when it's pretty full). Apologies for the misinformation!
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Aug 28th, 2003, 09:04 AM
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Would the Airlink bus serve Parnell Square as well?
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Aug 28th, 2003, 11:22 AM
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It stops at the parnell Street end of O'Connell street, so it is close and a short walk with small luggage. If the bus passes through Parnell Sq, the driver would probably let you off there (I can't see the route from the airport - too small a scale.

Also, the 16A Dublinbus I mentioned earlier stops at least once in Parnell square and some of the others from the airport may also - ask first, some go to the quays.
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Aug 30th, 2003, 02:38 AM
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bob_brown writes: "I believe I TRIED to say Oops I picked the wrong header address when I replied. You did not read the next one down. I was scaling down the page and misread it, and so stated that I did."

I didn't see your 'Oops' post; sorry about that!

"It is a function of 70 year old eyes with severe presbyopia and cataracts that will soon be removed."

I've got you there, Bob! I'm 72 and I just carry (or wheel) the luggage I can handle. But even not knowing that you are a Septuagenerian I did tell you the AirLink buses have luggage racks on the lower level.

http://groups.msn.com/gate5 a webpage you may find amusing - it tells of some of my hitch-hiking & golfing adventures in Ireland's west & southwest.

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