Dublin Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Temple Bar

    Nice area with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants but definitely aimed at tourists & hence pretty expensive. Go & see it but if you want souvenirs, food or drink there's plenty of other places to...

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  • 2. Guinness Brewery

    So before i visited the brewery i read lots of fellow VT'ers opinions on it. I have to say for the most part they were correct. Altough there were a few intresting things to see and you get a "free"...

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  • 3. Book of Kells

    I do not know if it is a usual practice, but we arrived 20 or so minutes before the Book of Kells exhibition closed and were let in for free. With that behind us, we were rather impressed. I agree...

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  • 4. Transport

    I have booked a return taxi transfer Dublin Airport- Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel Dublin for the 16th/19th March on the 9th March at Dublin Taxi Transfers. On 16th March I did not have any problem...

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  • 5. Dublin Castle

    The Dublin castle basicaly doesn't exist anymore, it was destroyed during the uprisings and rebuilt in a diferent style than the original. If you epect a real castle you WILL be disapointed,...

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  • 6. Millenium Spire

    Big ugly thing stuck in the middle of the main street O Connell St. What an eye-sore. What an expensive eye-sore it was to build too... If you have to visit, view it from Henry St...you get the full...

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  • 7. Museum of Moldern Art

    I hate to bad mouth this place as I guess they try hard, but it can't hold a candle to other museums of modern art I've seen. The displays were minimal at best; not minimalist, just minimal. I sort...

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  • 8. St Patricks Cathedral

    I was dissapointed to find out you had to pay to get into St. Patricks (5 €) and that the shop was larger than the cathedral itself. I didnt pay to get into a shop, instead, I enjoyed the outside of...

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  • 9. Dublin Zoo.

    Dublin Zoo is very old and space is limited. It is depressing to see the animals in small enclosures, but for the most part, they're really well looked after, and the keepers care about them. However,...

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  • 10. National Wax Museum

    Don't bother visiting the Wax Museum near Parnell Square. I found the figures not very lifelike, and a good few of them are popes. This must also be the only place where you will see the scene of the...

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  • 11. Wrong Bar

    If you stepped in a pub with such list of taps as in this image, you are probably on the wrong place, usually those are part of the big cartel distribution and...

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  • 12. Research Tour Companies BEFORE YOU BOOK.

    Its not often I post a negative review as my travel experiences are for the most part wonderful. So it stands to reason that I wish the same for others. This...

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  • 13. Tax (not) Free Shopping

    Tax Free ShoppingIf you are a tourist from a non-EU country, you may be able to receive a partial refund of VAT tax (which currently stands at 21%.) However,...

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  • 14. Haunted Dublin Walking Tour

    I'm a huge fan of haunted walks and I've gone on several of them, mostly in Canada and in the US. As I was planning my trip to Dublin I came across some...

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  • 15. Powerscourt Waterfall

    Visitors to Ireland's highest waterfall are charged 5 euros each, but will probably be disappointed if they have seen a waterfall in any other country. Not...

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  • 16. Sorry, but it just don't add up

    'The Dublin pass' is similar in format to the 'pass' offered in many other European cities.Unless you are brilliantly organised, the savings will only be...

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  • 17. Scary Casino

    The Temple Bar casino is situated in a backstreet in Temple Bar.The casino itself is situated underground, like many are in Manchester.The difference being, is...

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  • 18. Jameson's Distillery, it looks false

    When I planned the trip to Ireland one of my fixed my point was to visit the "Old Jameson's Distillery". Now I know that it is not so essential. The distillery...

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  • 19. Taxis-careful now

    This is an obvious one and applies to most cities but an awful lot of Dublin Taxi Drivers really are (as the local parlance would put it) chancers. Because...

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  • 20. The U2 Cafe

    My Lonely Planet ireland guide book said that U2 ran a cafe/lunch place. I can not recall the name of it. Yet naturally, I had to check it out; it's U2 for...

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  • 21. Touristy and tacky... thanks to commercialism

    There is a bar (I can't remember the name of it) right near the Liffey which has a whole stage area where they do traditional Irish dancing along with the...

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  • 22. Carrols / when there is sale NOT a tourist trap.

    A tourist trap when the is no sale.Pretty expensive !NOT a tourist trap when there is a sale.We visited Carrols several times in april.We bought Guiness...

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  • 23. Viking Tour!

    The Viking Splash Tour is hardly worth its money. The tour was created for kids and you can hardly understand the guide- you get to see some places you usually...

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  • 24. It's a good trap

    There are plenty of internet cafes in Dublin, so don't worry about not being connected. However, try not to spend too much time in the net cafe. I popped into...

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  • 25. Tourists welcome

    A thing to watch out for is the 'tourist menu' Common through out Ireland. You will be offered 'traditional food' such as Irish Stew or champ at the same price...

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