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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
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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
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Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
"Board the Dublin hop-on hop-off bus at any point along the route. With more than 30 centrally located stops to choose from you can create your own sightseeing agenda. Two routes are included with your ticket: the Purple Route which lasts for 1.5 hours and traverses the heart of central Dublin and the Pink Route which lasts for 30 minutes and covers the thriving Docklands area.For a leisurely experience stay on for the full loop on both routes listening to your onboard guide as you travel. If you fancy exploring by foot
From EUR19.00

Themed Pubs Tips (8)

The Long Stone: Combined Irish and Viking Theme Pub/Restaurant

In advance of my trip to Ireland, I posted a notice for an informal VT meeting at the Long Stone in Dublin. The Long Stone is a large pub/restaurant in the Trinity College area. The pub has a combined Irish and Viking theme. Its most distinctive feature is the unique fireplace -- a sculpture of Balder, the Viking God of Light and Warmth.

The meeting was on a Wednesday night -- my first in Ireland. Some of the folks who signed up couldn't make it. In the end, four people attended the meeting: wise23girl (Margaret who was visiting from Buderim, Australia), Krumel (Birgit who is a German native living in a Dublin suburb), annemariebyrne (Anne Marie who is an Irish native living in Dublin), and myself.

Margaret brought a small Virtual Tourist flag to the meeting. In addition, Margaret brought some photos of VT members who told her that they wanted to attend the meeting, but couldn't make it because they weren't in the Dublin area.

We first met at the bar for drinks -- and later moved to a table in the restaurant for dinner. During the meeting, I had a couple of pints of Guinness -- and cod and chips for dinner.

The Long Stone is a nice spot for a meeting -- lots of room and not too loud. Also, our waitress was gracious enough to take some photos of our group.

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BillNJ
Dec 05, 2009

Downtown Dublin: Pub Life

There's a variety of pubs throughout Dublin, all of which were packed for the St. Patricks Festival of course. A really fun place to meet people, take in *XLNT* Irish Music and enjoy top quality Guinness.

Cheers

Dress Code Casual dress was fine the whole time.

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Benissimo
Jun 18, 2007

The Woolshed Baa and Grill: Aussie/Kiwi/Springbok bar

Originally was conceived as an Australian bar, its now pretty much associated with anyone from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Other nationalities always turn up of course but these are the main ones.

Previously known as The Outback

Dress Code None.

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dmrtn
Nov 08, 2006

Themed Pubs: Long Stone Pub

The Nordic/Scandanavian themed Pub, named after the Long Stone that the Viking laid when they arrived in Dublin.

A great, busy pub filled with Dubliners and tourists alike. Have a Guinness they are cheap, I think about 3 euros... The fireplace in the back is something to see, it's in the shape of an old viking God's face. Someone told us that it was Balder, the God of warmth and light..

Dress Code None..

traveler326157
May 10, 2005
 
 
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Themed Pubs: Cheap Drink.....

On the campus of Trinity College they have a pub with the cheapest drink in Dublin.
I have been all over this place and still have not seen anything cheaper then here. I know its in one of the back corners.
This place is great for all of us that are young and love to have fun and be crazy. Tuns of people sitting around outside smoking hash have a good laugh and lots of drinks.

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paddymc09
Mar 13, 2005

Various: The Aussie Invasion!

Ok, I've just noticed that there are quite a number of Australian-themed bars & eateries popping up around Dublin....maybe it's down to Irish people nostalgic for Oz after the almost-obligatory "time-out" 1 year visa down under.
There is "Down Under" off Stephens Green - Excellent Cocktails. €5 entry at weekends.
The Outback on Parnell st - have not tried it yet, but it's only a matter of time *grin*
and how I could I forget the Australian Ice Cream Parlour on Abbey St! Mmmmmmmmm!!!! :-)

Dress Code Casual.

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orlikins
Feb 03, 2003

Don't forget to visit Porter...

Don't forget to visit Porter House as well.
Let you been served a Porters beer with oysters!
Porter beer, brewery is in the pub.
Often life music.
Tip: if you can bring a bottle of beer they don't have yet in their collection (which is already huge!) you get a free Porters

Dress Code anything goes

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irisbe
Aug 25, 2002

The Woolshed Baa and Grill: The Woolshed Baa and Grill, Southern H theme

clientel mainly from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

cheerful bar with many OS beers available.

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Nov 13, 2006
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"AT LAST I MADE IT TO DUBLIN"
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"Great place - but not the real Ireland"
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"Dublin - The Windy City!!"
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