must do-----Dublin

Jul 6th, 2008, 11:29 AM
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must do-----Dublin

Can someone tell me what i cant miss while i am in Dublin Ireland?
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Jul 6th, 2008, 12:01 PM
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The drunks on the street corners of Dublin on a Saturday night and the police trying to keep them under control - after a soccer match.

You can't miss them even if you try because they are everywhere. gt;)

Temple Bar area and the people on their soapboxes.

Trinity College and the Book of Kells, shopping and the people on the streets, Ha'penny bridge.

Be sure to MISS the Irish dancing show and dinner put on for the tourists!!!

We just enjoyed Dublin - walking around, the pubs.

If you rent a car to go out of Dublin, Newgrange is my favorite place to see.
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Jul 6th, 2008, 01:15 PM
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take DART to Sandycove and Howth, or some other spot on Dublin Bay. only 15-20 minutes from the city - so totally different !
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Jul 6th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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National Musesum - some BEAUTIFUL Celtic gold there
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Jul 6th, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Depending on what interests you...

The Natural Museum of Ireland and Kildare St. is wonderful!

St. Michan's for the crypt and mummies.

Kilmainham Gaol - if you are interested in the history of the uprising.

Tinity College - Book of Kells and the Library with the Long Room.

The Dublin Horse Show if you are there between Aug. 6th and 10th.

Shopping on Grafton Street with lunch at Brown Thomas!
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Jul 6th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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ace,

I'll echo the thoughts of maureen by giving a plug for Kilmainham Gaol. This is one of the most fascinating spots in Dublin, especially if you're the least bit interested in Irish independence. Kilmainham makes for an informative and moving bit of sightseeing. And what better way to follow some stirring bits of Irish history than with a pint or two - courtesy of Guinness Brewery. Sure, it's highly touristic, but remains a fun - albeit super commercial - place to kick back a couple pints and contemplate the actions of Michael Collins, Eamon deValera, and company.

Best of luck.
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Jul 6th, 2008, 03:50 PM
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And a second to bratsandbeer: the passage graves at Newgrange are not to be missed.
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Jul 6th, 2008, 04:13 PM
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We had a very limited time in Dublin (our first trip overseas). So just what we loved: walking St. Stevens Green, talking to the very friendly locals. Tea at the Merrion (beautiful old hotel), and pub crawl with Irish music at each location. I know, very touristy, but good memories for us.

We had a car and tried to find Book of Kells, NOT a city to drive in.
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Jul 6th, 2008, 07:25 PM
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Another vote for visiting Trinity College, take the very entertaining tour (led by a student) that terminates at the Book of Kells. The student had some great lines, quoting, I think Samuel Beckett, that the students at Trinity were the "cream of Ireland: rich and thick."

If you are interested in art the following are worth visiting: the National Gallery of Ireland, the Museum of Modern Art, Francis Bacon's studio.

The opening scenes of Ulysses are set in the martello tower at Sandy Cove where James Joyce lived briefly. It's now a museum.

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