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  • Off the beaten track

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    Visit Howth Learn how to SAY 'Howth' like a local! Do the Guinness thing (and taste the black stuff!) Talk to locals. The Abbey Tavern is, of course, the main reason anyone who is a beer drinker visits Howth. It's easy to get to Howth - you can take the DART or a bus from Dublin City Centre. I recommend the train - it's quick and simple, and...

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  • Howth Harbour

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    Growing up, I was very near the Atlantic Ocean of central Florida, and foolishly this meant little to me. Now I am four or five hours from the ocean. So even a couple of quality hours of seaside activity here at Howth was a treat. I love my big cities but conversely, there is a special draw of the wild and the sea that is almost impossible to...

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  • Tourist Information

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    Location: Europe Local Time: GMT From 25 Oct 09 to 28 Mar 10 GMT From 28 Mar 10 to 31 Oct 10 GMT +1 From 31 Oct 10 to 27 Mar 11 GMT From 27 Mar 11 to 30 Oct 11 GMT +1 Capital City: Dublin Population: 4 million Area: 70,282 square km, 27,136 square miles. Language(s): English, Irish Dialling Code: 353 Emergency: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 999 or...

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  • General Comments

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    Southern Ireland Immigration website tells, If you are living in UK on a long term visa category you do not require a visa to travel. We (Me and my family members) made all arrangements and went to the airport on travel day. We were advised by airlines that in our visa page it is written as Entry rather than Visa and we cannot go. We wrote to the...

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  • Temple Bar

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    Temple bar is the night life district with a high density of pubs and music clubs. It has a reputation of being loud and dirty – for some it may an attribute, some will find it rather scary. Anyway, it is not as repellent as Hamburg’s Reeperbahn but more lively than the “Schanzenviertel” in the same city. Most pubs have live music, prices and...

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  • Shopping / Markets

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    Just off O'Connell Street you will find this wonderful market. There are the fresh cut flowers which took my eye, but for those who wish to purchase some fresh fruit and vegetables this is the place to go. If on tour why not buy some flowers to remind you of home. Markets open Monday to Saturday: 8am to 4 pm.

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  • O´Connell Street

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    O'Connel Street is the main street in Dublin. It is named after Daniel O'Connell (b. 1775 - d 1847), who is known as 'the Liberator' for his work in liberating the Roman Catholics in Ireland. At the end of O'Connell St., near the O'Connell St Bridge, there is a monument to O'Connell. Today O'Connell St is one of the busiest streets in Dublin....

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  • Christchurch Cathedral

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    As you approach the arch you will begin to see the entrance to the Dublinia, which in this photo is just abeam of the white car. The photograph also shows the O'Donovan Rossa Bridge crossing the Liffey along Wood Quay. The red cars in the far middle of the photo are actually on the bridge, so this can give you a relative idea of how close the...

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  • Guinness Brewery

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    First, why take a bus or a taxi when you can walk there? But make sure you're drunk enough, cos a sober person would never ever decide for that. I was there only once and am not sure if I'd go there again. Its not that is bad, in fact I even found it to be interesting. Never been in a beer factory before. But the best thing in that brewery is the...

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  • St. Patrick´s Cathedral

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    This is Ireland largest church with acclaimed of the sacred well where Saint Patrick baptised the locals at the early christian era. I was told that the original church was all wooden until 1192 the church is rebuilt again with stone. The cathedral now is no longer a Roman Catholic but Protestant. Something unsual as a Catholic state.

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  • General Post Office

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    Dublin's General Post Office (GPO) is located in the grandoise, Greek-porticoed, Georgian building on O'Connell Street in the city centre (easy to find as the 120 metre Dublin Spire sits just outside). The GPO is one of Ireland's most famous buildings and was used as the headquarters for the Easter Rising in 1916 when the Irish Republicans...

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  • Dublin's irresistible pub culture

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    Watching sport in pubs is great especially during the GAA final! premiership all year long, ryder cup now (golf)...I use this website for the sports schedule in dublin bars : www.sports-in-bars.ie. Dublin is a city for watching sports in bars! The world cup semi final 2006 France/Brazil at the Major Tom, all pubs packed in Dublin !! such a great...

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  • Avoiding unpleasantness ...

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    In Ireland, we pay a government levy of 15c (at present) on plastic bags. I work in retail and get a lot of complaints from customers regarding this scandalous method of ripping off tourists. You're right, that 15c could be better spent on a car loan, mortgage or extra weeks stay in the country, but, unfortunately, our greedy government wish to...

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  • Visual Arts in Dublin

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    I love a city that has lots of "street art"! In other words statues and sculptures in the streets and parks. Dublin is no exception to this but they do have a quirky thing of giving some of their more famous statues some rather unflattering names!! Such as the "tart with the cart" and "the hags with bags". Not sure if this "teddy bear" near St...

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  • Trinity College

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    Hmm... its been along since the last (and the only) time I was there... saw The Book of Kells. And the Library. Don't think I'd do it again. Filming and taking photos is forbiden. It didn't stopped us though.

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  • Grafton Street

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    I would definitely believe that a walk along Grafton Street is a must, even if you do not go into any store or other building. We saw a couple of street entertainers while we were there (got lucky, I suppose). It may be that I haven't been to too many places in Europe as of yet, but I'll miss Grafton Street and the fact that us shoppers can mill...

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  • Irish words

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    A "snug".. a snug is a small room off a lounge or bar in a pub, where you can drink with a little more privacy. You can't book them its first come first served. Most snugs have about 3 to 4 tables. Years ago in Dublin most women were not served in pubs or bars, in order to keep us in place snugs were built so we would not be seen. Indeed all that...

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  • St Stephen's Green

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    My morning here was one of the best memories of my first trip here in 2004. Then in 2007 I came back and it was just as great as I remembered it to be. Between Grafton Street and the mall being on one corner, the LUAS being right there and the compact size, this is a great city park. I will always make time to come here whenever I am in Dublin.

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  • Georgian Dublin

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    Throughout the city, you'll find Georgian doors like this one. The area around Merrion Square (west of Trinity College) is particulary good for viewing these beautiful doors. Famous Dubliners to live here include Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats.

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  • Irish Literature

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    Bram Stoker.. 1847 - 1912.. Author of DRACULA.. only after his death did the count receive lasting immortality..Born in Dublin, he started career as an unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Evening Mail, the newspaper of that time. Oscar Wide... his famous plays... The Importance of Being Earnest... Lady Windermeresfan.. his adapted movie... an...

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  • Leo Burdocks Fish and Chips

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    "In the year 9 hundred and 88 as everyone should know The Vikings came to Dublin, cos they'd nowehere else to go. They landed down on wood quay where they all jumped off their ships, And legged it up to Burdachs for a little bag of chips!

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  • Ha'penny Bridge

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    We spent a LONG day exploring Dublin. About the time we finished at Grogan's Castle Bar, we were dead tired and had to make our way home as best as our feet would allow. Through the haze of fatigue, I barely had the energy to lift a camera. I made this exception when rounding the corner in sight of the Ha Penny at night thoguh. She's a lively old...

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  • Millennium Spire

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    Also known as "Stiletto in the Ghetto", "Filler for the Pillar", "Spike in the Dyke", "Skewer near the Sewer", "Stiffy by the Liffey" or to give it its proper name - The Spire of Dublin. Originally supposed to be built in time for the Millenium, the Spire was only completed in Jan 2003! To me it is basically a metal toothpick in the middle of...

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  • National Botanic Gardens

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    National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 1 8377596 / 8374388. Fax: +353 1 8360080. Opening Hours: Open all year. Summer: Mon–Sat 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sun 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Winter : Mon–Sat 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Sun 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Christmas Day. Admission: Free. Guide leaflets at gate 25p. Souvenir Guide £2.50....

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  • Irish History

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    If you are interested in Irish history, I recommend two films that deal with the time between the Easter Rising 1916 and the following Anglo-Irish struggles: "Michael Collins" with Liam Neeson and Alan Rickmann and "The wind that shakes the barley" from Ken Loach with Cilian Murphy. Both are masterpieces in their own right. You will certainly...

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  • Phoenix Park

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    Dublin has many parks in all shapes and sizes. Go there for lunch, for a walk or just to be away from the bustling city and to watch people. Phoenix Park On the outskirts of the city centre, this huge park -900 hectares/2,223 acres- is the world's largest city park and houses among others the Dublin Zoo and the residence of the Irish President Mary...

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  • Custom House

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    walk through the city. There is plenty to see. Famous places such as: Trinity College, Custom House, The River Liffey, Temple Bar, but also the areas Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and the student area Rathmines. What I miss most are my friends in Dublin of course! But if I have to mention a place it would be a small pub around the corner from where I...

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  • Dublin Castle

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    If you're not familiar with Dublin, you might look at this picture and think it's out in the country at some distant castle. However, Dublin Castle is actually right in the middle of one of the busiest parts of the city and is a nice diversion from the busy city streets.

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  • Cyber Cafe's

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    Here is a list of some of the internet cafe's located around Dublin Central. Central cafe Grafton Street www.centralcafe.ie Global Cafe located on O'Connell Street You can also leave your luggage here. www.gobalcafe.ie Internet Access Cafe in Dawson Street.

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  • Dublin Theatre Festival

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    Much is made of Dublin's links with the world of theatre but compared to comparably sized European cities, it actually offers the theatre-goer less variety of choice than you might be led to believe. Having said that however, you would be unlucky indeed on a visit not to find something to grab your attention by way of dramatic entertainment. I'll...

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  • Internet Cafes

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    I have an american iPhone and even though bought 20mb plan for international that goes fast considering the data hogging nature. Good thing Dublin has plenty of free wi-fi spots. Even the gravity bar at the guiness brewery gives you ten free minutes which is plenty of time to check email and update the new york times. The Supermac on O'donnel...

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  • The Four Courts

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    Rainy days are a great incentive to explore Dublin's interiors, and the risk of alcoholic addiction dictates that at least some of this exploration should be conducted in premises other than licenced ones (though we won't fault you if you don't stick to such a heartless dictum!). As a city we are blessed therefore to have a wealth of opportunity...

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  • The Book of Kells

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    See the Book of Kells, a 9th centuty manuscript that is famous for its pictures.. ah, it's of the Gospels. Anywho, it's really tiny, but the illustrations (that you can see anyway) are wonderful. You can find it in the Old Library of Trinity College (part of the University of Dublin). It's open 7 days a week. While walking in a park, my father saw...

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  • National Museum

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    National Museum Kildare st. Dublin 3. Divided into three sections- Irish Antiquities, Art and Industrial, and Natural History (which is entered from Merrion Square), the National Museum was opened in 1890, and much of the original collection was made up of bequests from the Royal Irish Academy, the Royal Dublin Society and Trinity College. The...

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  • Heritage Ireland

    A number of interesting sites (8) in Dublin (and lots more in the rest of the country) are run by the Heritage service of the Office of Public Works. Their web-site lists their sites and opening times and you can buy an annual Heritage card for all their sites at any of their venues (useful if you plan to visit more than 2 or 3!) or on the...

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  • Dublin Pass

    A handy thing to pick up (depending on what you're planning to do) is the Dublin Pass which gives access to 30 of Dublin's top attractions and includes transfers to and from the airport!http://www.dublinpass.ie/dublinpass/

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  • This country is as amazing as...

    This country is as amazing as everyone says, the countryside to the pubs, this is a charming place. The people are vibrant and genuine, I can not say enough good things regarding this place! My fondest memory of Ireland is the people. I had a unbelievable time there and it was at a time in my life when I needed something positive and good, and...

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