Ireland/Dublin Trip Advice!

Dec 8th, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Ireland/Dublin Trip Advice!

Hi Everyone!

My fiancé and I will be in Ireland over New Years for around 5 days. It is a short trip, but we got a great deal and will be staying in Dublin the entire time. I have traveled extensively in Ireland but my fiancé has not. I would really like him to see something besides Dublin and have him see the beauty of the countryside.

Any advice or suggestions on day trips? We will not have a car and will have to rely on public transportation and don't want to spend too much money doing so.

Any advice you can give would be most appreciated! THANK YOU!
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Dec 8th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Check this LONG, old thread for ideas:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...te-of-time.cfm

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Dec 8th, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Mu husband and I took a day trip to Kilkenny and really enjoyed it. There is direct train service from Dublin-it takes about 2 hours to get there.
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Dec 12th, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Looks like you have some good advice in a previous 2005 posting which I revisited. Also see the Dublin websites listed. I am one who thinks there is lots to see and do in Dublin according to interests. I recommend theatre productions, e.g. at Abbey and Gate. Just enjoying pub music for one thing and for another strolling in the streets. Also think a trip south to Glendalough and Wicklow Mnts and a trip north to Knowth/Newgrange and Tara is worthwhile.

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Dec 12th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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Don't know what they cost but there are day bus tours from Dublin to the Giant's Causeway and the Antrim Coast in N. Ireland. That area's gorgeous. But I agree with the above poster--lots to do in Dublin and day trips to Glendalough, Powerscourt, and Newgrange.
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Dec 15th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Thank you all so much for the advice!

One more question. Can you recommend any classic Irish restaurants in Dublin? Which are your favorites?
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