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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
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Birthplace of John Giles

Strolling 'Off the Beaten Track' I came across this square in a residential area, just Off Ormond Quay Upper, while I was looking for 'Dublin's Last Supper' .

It was quite a surprise to come across this 'village in the City', where Children were playing football and generally 'hanging around' I guess they weren't too used to tourists wandering into their neighbourhood, from the reaction I got!

On a low wall was a plaque - stating that "John Giles Irish International Footballer was born and raised in Ormond Square Heroes Come From Here"

Well it didn't state what year John was born - I now know that it was here, at Number 7, on 6th November 1940, that Michael John "Johnny" Giles born. He was to become one of Irelands best known soccer players, with a talent that took him away from his birthplace to an International Career, gaining 59 Republic of Ireland caps.

I remember Johnny Giles playing for English clubs in the seventies. Respected by managers, players and fans alike, he went on to become a Football Manager, and is now a pundit/commentator on RTE and a sports writer for the local press.

The green plaque was unveiled in July 2006, and sits opposite the house where he was born. Apparently it cost €1,500 paid for by Dublin Council, who intended it to inspire the children of the area to take pride in their neighbourhood and themselves.

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suvanki
Oct 20, 2012

Soccer In Dublin

Below you will find a list of sites with information regarding soccer clubs in Dublin.

Shelbourne FC
http://www.shelbournefc.ie/home.php

Bohemians FC
http://www.bohemians.ie/index2.htm

St Patricks Athletic FC
http://www.stpatsfc.com/

UCD
University City Dublin
http://www.ucd.ie/soccer/

Dublin City FC
http://www.dublincityfc.com/

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Apr 04, 2011

Saint Patricks Athletic!

Come down and see what I would describe as one of the best clubs in Ireland's answer to the Premiership, the Eircom League, as of 12/06/07 Saint Patricks, or Pats as they are known are top of the league. It's great for a family day out and then a couple of pints in Mc Dowells pub afterwards!

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zone_de_guerre
Jun 12, 2007

A gentleman's sport played by ruffians ...

We can only wonder what heights Ireland might have reached in world soccer if petty politics hadn't split the island into two football teams around the same time as the island itself was divided into two disfunctional halves. A glimpse however was revealed in the early 1970s at Dalymount Park when an All-Ireland selection (even without the great Georgie Best) were narrowly defeated 4-3 by a Brazil team that featured most of the 1970 World Cup winning squad - easily the greatest international football side of the modern era. Since then both Northern Ireland and the Republic have qualified themselves for the World Cup Finals and neither have disgraced themselves by a long shot; which of course merely makes the question more tantalising still ...

Soccer internationals these days are played at Lansdowne Road - though tickets are hard to get, the unique atmosphere of that stadium is a treasure to savour while it still lasts (plans are afoot to build a new stadium elsewhere).

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Number 29

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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

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