Take a cab, just tell the driver you're dutch (even if you're not) and enjoy the many many many (MANY) jokes about how the dutch team did not manage to qualify for the football (that's soccer) World Cup. (Yes, we were kicked out by the Irish... lucky guess?)
Fondest memory: I went to Dublin to work for a week and I returned having had one of the most fun weeks ever.
Go places not listed in the guidebooks! Find a local friend (or multiple friends) and let them show you the 'real' Dublin. You'll see lots of interesting places and things on a tour, but there is so much else to experience that hasn't been staged...
Fondest memory: I miss the energy and vitality of the city. I love that you can walk almost anywhere you'd like to go and there are always people out and about.
Hello. Well, obviously were all different, with different likes and dislikes (am I right, huh !), but I'll try to pick out one of my favourite times and/or parts of Dublin, or maybe 2 or 3 !
If your into nature but don't want to leave the city, check out the Phenoix Park. It's about 3/4 miles west of the city centre and I live just 5 minutes walk from its south perimeter ! In it is the presidents residence, the popes cross, and heards of deer. With level grassland, football pitches and forest land it's a diverse and beautiful contained landscape. Well worth a visit !
Or if you want some excitement of a different kind, get into the heart of Dublin city centre. Find anything from an array of shopping precincts, beautiful city parks and pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit all. The best way to discover Dublin is to explore !
Fondest memory: Probably the complete feeling of being at home. I know this may be the same for anyone towards their own home location, but it is still a big city, with many different people, but I can walk around the city centre in complete comfort, I feel like I could walk around in my slippers !
One early morning when we looked out of the window of our hotelroom it was as if we had landed in the 1st World War.
Tanks were driving by and soldiers were marching through the streets.
Later on we discovered they were shooting a film right under our noses!
They were filming 'Michael Collins' with Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn and Julia Roberts.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory by far is that of the house I stayed in while visiting Dublin for the second time. My boyfriend (now ex) was doing his Ph.D. on Dublin City University and had a rented room in a part called Phibsboro. He shared the house with five other men aged from 20 to over 70. As soon as they saw there was a girl in the house they started turning me into a spoiled 'our lass' who always had all her drinks paid in the nearby Bohemian House no matter how she insisted otherwise. Especially the two oldest men, both over 70, were so interesting - literary wells of stories describing their colourful lives. None of them could remember my name no matter how hard they tried, but they would always make excuses like 'I heard the radiator's broken, mind if I have a look?' just to come in and have a chat with me. When I had to leave I cried like a rainstorm - not only because I had to part with my boyfriend, but also because I knew how much I'd miss the house!
All around the old part of the city - visit the oldest pub 'the brazen head' walk around stephan's green.
Show the site of 1916 rising - G.P.O. (General Post Office)
Fondest memory: I would miss - The Craic! the people - all I grew up with and my home.
Fondest memory: Well not the fondest, maybe the saddest. This is a sculpture commemorating those who died in the potato famine in the late 19th century. Between the deaths and the migrations en masse to America it reduced the population of Ireland from 8 million to under 4 million. It made me stop and think. I am Irish on my fathers side and 'there but for the grace of God, go I..' for my ancesters fled Kilkenny during that period. Thank God they made it.
Favorite thing: Ireland is famous for the good golf courses, so if you are into the golf, you should try once in here. This is the place where movie 'Far and Away' filmed. I think this shows the Irish atmosphere very much
Fondest memory: Drinking a few bottles of wine and then sitting in front of my friend's house the night U2 played Dublin in 1997 singing along to their songs. To hear the music better we used my friend's hearing aids - she didn't hear anything anyway !!!
Fondest memory: Celebrating the 'Millennium' - new years eve 1999/2000 at a free open air concert in Merrion Square. What a nice atmosphere, great concerts (David Gray, The Divine Comedy)!!! Afro Celtic Sound System were performing at midnight...sent me a shiver down my spine!!! It was the first time I was really happy again after a really bad year!!!
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