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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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Liffey Swim

I have found an ingenious way to travel to where I want to go, several years ago I started finding swim races in places I want to visit and then encourage my husband to sign up-London, Annecy, Cork, San Francisco, Welland, Ontario and now Dublin.

The 1st Liffey Swim was held in 1920 so this was it's 91st year, it's the end event of the swimming season and Irish participants need to be part of a swimming club and complete at least 4 open water events to qualify. My understanding is that they average the time for those events and then give you a handicap which means that everyone is on a more or less even playing field and it's not necessarily the fastest swimmer that wins. The race is 2.2km and starts at the Watling Street Bridge near the Guinness Brewery, under the Ha'Penny Bridge, the O'Connell Street Bridge and ending at the Customs House where participants can take a shower to get the river goo off of them.

David, being an overseas competitor, was not subject to the same requirement but they also didn't know where to seed him so they handicapped him with the 2nd to last bunch which were their best swimmers so he didn't really have a chance at any of the awards. Unlike Cork, there were no wetsuits allowed for the race, some of the swimmers did have those full body swimsuits that go down to the ankles and cover the chest but most of them were just wearing the traditional Speedo, let everything hang out, weenie suits!

They had a nice awards ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel later that evening, David got a lovely silver platter as the top overseas male to add to his collection and everyone made such a fuss over him that he was elated.

Equipment All you need is your swimsuit, swim goggles and some Irish courage

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Sep 26, 2010

National Aquatic Centre

National Aquatic centre has recently opened in Blanchardstown in North-West Dublin. It's supposed to be one of the biggest indoor waterparks in Europe and a 50-m pool.

Equipment Swimsuit would be a good idea ;)

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Jan 03, 2004
 
 
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