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Dublin Pass Including Free Entry to Over 30 Attractions
"Select a 1- 2- 3- 5- or 6-day Dublin Pass when you book. Then collect your pass from the redemption point in central Dublin or Dublin Airport.Your pass is valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days and offers free access to more than 30 top Dublin visitor attractions including skip-the-line entry to select landmarks as well as host of other privileges and special offers. Among other benefits
From EUR48.00
 
Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
"The beautiful coastal drive from Dublin to Glendalough takes you past Dun Laoghaire Harbor Dalkey and Killiney. These exclusive suburbs on the out reaches of Dublin are home to Ireland's rich and famous including U2's Bono Enya and film director Neil Jordan. Then driving through the Wicklow Mountains you'll soon understand why this area is known as 'the Garden of Ireland’.You'll continue on to the green mountains of Wicklow County where you'll stop for morning tea (additional cost) at Avoca Handweavers. The oldest wool mill in Ireland Avoca Handweavers is a great place to shop for high-quality Irish crafts.The next stop on your Wicklow tour in Glendalough
From EUR28.00
 
The 1916 Dublin Tour - Beyond Barricades
"From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916 as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney who fought front and centre during the rebellion guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion. Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath including City Hall Dublin Castle St. Stephen’s Green
From EUR25.00

Smoking Tips (8)

Smoke Free and Loving It

I am SO glad they've outlawed smoking here. Makes for a much nicer time in the pubs and restaurants.

I know everyone claims business will be lost when these bans go into effect but place after place is finding out business will expand after the initial decline.

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cjg1
Feb 20, 2008

Verboden te roken

Sinds 2004 is het verboden te roken in pubs, restauranten, en andere openbare plaatsen. Indien je dit toch doet, en betrapt wordt, kan je je aan een fixe boete verwachten (tot 3000 euro).
De meeste bars hebben daarom een groot terras buiten bijgebouwd, waar je op je gemak je sigaret kan gaan roken. Sommige van deze terassen zijn verwarmd, en hebben tafeltjes en stoelen staan.

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Lyneke
Jan 03, 2007

non-smokers haven, smokers hell

The smoking ban is now well established. Good news for non-smokers!

For smokers. . . be prepared to smoke in the cold. Luckily many pubs have a beer garden with outdoor heaters, and often its where the party happens.

Just remember not to light up if you've just gotten off a plane/train or you may land yourself a fine (or a few evil looks).

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missmed
Nov 04, 2006

Smoking ban

Smoking in public building, work places, restaurants, hotel lobbies, pubs, etc. is banned in Irealnd since March 29, 2004, and it is enforced.

However, the rule says "smoking is forbidden in an **enclosed** place of work in Ireland", and businesses, especially pubs are getting creative to accommodate customers who are smoker. I saw many pubs have a smoking area with no roof, but with enough cover in case of rain.

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Bilimari
Jun 28, 2006
 
 
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Heaven for non-smokers

In Ireland smoking has been banned from restaurants and pubs for more than a year now. If you don't like the smell of smoke, (like I do), it's a very pleasant rule. No irritated eyes or waking up in the morning with the smoke-smell of last night still in your clothes.
The ban on smoking has created a new phenomenon; The beer garden. It's a place outside the pub, ofted roofed with a sunscreen and heated by gas heaters. Here you find the desperate smokers. It must cost a lot of gas, because the climate in Ireland is not always that warm.

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Roggeveen
Nov 23, 2005

No smoke zone!

Dublin has followed many major cities by banning smoking in public places. Even in the Winter this was ok for me. The bars often have inner courtyards which are classed as being outside and you can thertefore smoke. However, I didn't mind stepping out and chatting to people on the cobbled streets for a quick cigarette.

vixen6
Sep 20, 2005

Forbidden Smoke

As in the airplane or in the Hospitals now is prohiited smoke in other places of Dublin where before 2004 you can do it as bars, restaurants or pubs. I dont know if it is good or not because drinks, music, chat and tobacco always be joint.

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elcolibri
May 29, 2005

No Smoking

There is now a permanent "No Smoking" law on the entire Island of Ireland, for all public buildings, so many locals spend lots of time outside the pubs smoking.

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halloweengirl
Jul 29, 2007
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"AT LAST I MADE IT TO DUBLIN"
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Number 29

Do you want to see a tipycal georgian house and know how a family lived in the XVIII century? Then come to Merrion Square, and in one corner you can visit the number 29. You have to enter through the...
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Government Buildings

I came a cross this majestic building to find the gate closed and guarded. A sign in Gaelic "Tithe an Rialtais" and in English "Government Buildings," was on the gate with information about tours you...
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Wild Wicklow Tours

If you don't have much time, and want to discover a little bit of Irish countryside I recommand you to take the "Wild Wicklow Tour". You can book it at the Tourism office or from your hotel. They have...
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Iveagh Gardens

In 1862, Benjamin Guinness bought Nos. 80-81 St. Stephen's Green and combined the two houses, turning them into the stately mansion that is Iveagh House today. It is now home to the Department of...
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Merrion Square

Notice how this house is five windows wide! It would have been very prestigious indeed. There was a clear social hierarchy based upon how many "bays" your house possessed. Pity those whose Georgian...
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St. Stephen's Green

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born in 1831 in a small village in County Cork. In 1856 he formed the "Phoenix National Literary Society," a secret society whose aim was Irish independence from...
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