Dublin Travel Guide

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Dublin Things to Do

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  • Trinity College

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trinity College is the biggest university in Dublin, and it has about 17.000 students. Most of the students only study one subject unlike the universities in Denmark. The university was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st. the university is known for its beauty not for its age. Our class went on a study trip and the first attraction on our...

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  • Guinness Brewery

    I have been on many brewery tours before so i was not really interested in visiting this particular one, anyway i am not so keen on Guinness, but if you are interested in a tour please refer to the website below. I guess many people did not know about this spectacular lease that Arthur Guinness signed on 31st December 1759. He started brewing ale...

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  • Dublin Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Before coming to Dublin i had heard that there was a castle there so i was looking forward to seeing something like the wonderful castles of Edinburgh, Stirling, Warwick but unfortunately there was not too much of the castle remaining. There were a couple of towers remaining and some buildings that are now used for government offices. I guess the...

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Dublin Restaurants

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  • Gallagher's Boxty House

    4 out of 5 stars

    If you are in Dublin, this is a MUST eat whether it is for lunch or dinner. This is Modern Irish Cuisine at its best. OK, so what is a Boxty? Boxties are the invention of Pádraic Óg Gallagher, a noted expert on potatoes (really). He developed 3 kinds of originally in Leitrim and they can be found in the border counties of Leitrim, Cavan and...

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  • Bewley's - closed until Autumn 2015

    4 out of 5 stars

    Whilst doing some tip grouping in early March 2015 I came upon the following piece of information which may be of benefit to the traveller. Bewley's coffee shop on Grafton Street has been closed and will remain so until Autumn 2015 when it will re-open on the ground floor only with the upstairs seating area shut. Whilst I am more of a pub man than...

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  • Leo Burdock Fish & Chips, Werburgh...

    4 out of 5 stars

    I had heard of the Leo Burdock Fish & chip shop that is located near Christ Church Cathedral but I noticed another small branch in the Epicurian food hall not far from O'Connell St & handier for where I was staying on the north side of the Liffey. The food was lovely, not too expensive and there is seating in the food hall. ETA - 2015 On my most...

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Dublin Nightlife

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  • Temple Bar Area

    Dublin is one of the places in the world with the liveliest nightlife. Temple Bar is an area where the bars and restaurants are side by side, the choice becoming very difficult. We wanted live music, and that narrows the options. A little bit... only a little bit!

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  • Bars....

    We went here recently and had a great time. Buskers is a large bar and has great seating areas. We all had burgers which were delicious, freshly made and as described on the menu, chips were hot and served in a cool little metal bucket. There was live music which was excellent, they really knew how to get the crown going, we had intended moving on...

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  • Traditional Pubs

    This pub features daily traditional Irish music along with decent food. It's a little on the expensive side but worth it with all day traditional Irish music on this multifloor establishment. Just down the street from the Temple bar.

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Dublin Transportation

  • To and From Dublin Airport

    Appalling service. Purchased a return ticket but could not use the return part as coaches were full .Waited an hour and every coach passed without stopping. Incredibly rude member of staff on desk at airport, very unhelpful. Had to pay out for a taxi and Aircoach refused to refund unused portion of ticket. Never told that buses could be full as...

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  • Dublin Bus

    I normally do not use the bus service in any city, especially a walkable city like Dublin, but we were going to meet up with some friends for dinner and we were running a bit late after doing some shopping, so we hoped on the bus for the short 10 minute ride to our hotel. Dublin is a big bus city. Its main transportation is the bus and there are...

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  • DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit)

    How many times have I visited Dublin now? Five for sure. Yesterday (31-5-14) was the first time I've used the train. I took the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) train from where I was (Ballsbridge on the south side) out to Killiney - down the coast a bit. I went back to the city the same way. It was all very easy and pleasant. €3.05 each way. I...

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Dublin Shopping

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  • Shopping / Streets / Areas

    Lush store concept is truly unique. The hand-made natural soaps are shaped like foods such as cakes, fudge, cheese slices, very cute. Entering Lush store is just like entering your local delicatessen, except that it smells strong perfume. I have never tried its products, but I think they are worth trying. I found the store for the first time while...

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  • Shopping Centres / Malls

    This building originally was the city mansion of Viscount Powerscourt and was built in 1774 with granite from the Powercourt county Wicklow estate. In 1981 it was turned into an upmarket centre with galleries, antique shops, restaurants, independent fashion shops with upmarket clothes. The building retains its old character and the original grand...

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  • Irish Goods

    Carrolls seemed to have a monopoly on souvenir selling in Dublin with 10 stores in Dublin and i must have seen all of them. They sell anything Irish and when you enter the shop nearly everything is colored green. My wife, being a fridge magnet collector asked me to get one but most were double price compared to London, difficult to buy one under 4...

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Dublin Local Customs

  • Drinking

    There is a famous saying that god created alcohol so that the Irish won’t take over the world. Indeed, some of the most popular sights in Ireland are alcohol-related such as Whiskey tasting or a visit to the Guinness storehouse. Lorcan (the guy who runs the 1916 rebellion walking tour) said that Dublin’s coat of arms should contain leprechaun hats...

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  • General Information about Dublin

    On our bus tour we saw a lot of people lined up along the sidewalk. The tour director told us that these people were lined up at the US Embassy to get visas. There is an entrance gate and a fence which has to be passed before you get into the embassy itself 42 Elgin Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

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  • Irish language

    The notorious 1980s bronze monument to the personified river Liffey, Anna Livia, was removed from nearby on O'Connell St. A woman sitting on a slope with bubbling water running down past her represented the river. It rapidly came to be nicknamed the Floozie in the Jacuzzi, the Hoor in the Sewer ("hoor" is a dialectal Irish version of "whore", and...

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Dublin Warnings and Dangers

  • Around Dublin

    Pubs can get very crowded, especially on weekends. Like any crowded place you need to keep an eye on your belongings to hopefully avoid pick pockets. Thankfully Dublin is one of the safer locals but there is still the occasional unscrupulous character to ruin your evening.

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  • Drinking

    Back in 2010 Dublin residents were presented with the surreal sight of a real live penquin walking around the streets of the North inner city. Whilst some might have passed it off as an hallucination following a drop or two much of the black stuff the night before it was alive and well. The bird had been taken from Dublin morning at 8.30 the same...

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  • Driving / Walking

    I picked a hotel in Ballsbridge, southeast of the city center, specifically so we wouldn't have to drive through central Dublin but then we listened to the Dan Dooley representative who said that it was easiest to go right through the center of the city, during rush hour no less. We were going along fine until we got to the Liffey River, the...

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Dublin Tourist Traps

  • Temple Bar

    Nice area with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants but definitely aimed at tourists & hence pretty expensive. Go & see it but if you want souvenirs, food or drink there's plenty of other places to choose from!!! The side streets between Grafton Street and George's Street offer main smaller shops and restaurants without the crowds of Temple Bar...

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  • Guinness Brewery

    So before i visited the brewery i read lots of fellow VT'ers opinions on it. I have to say for the most part they were correct. Altough there were a few intresting things to see and you get a "free" pint of guinness, there is nothing great about this place. As you have undoubtable read it has not been a working brewery in a long time. So you do not...

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  • Transport

    I have booked a return taxi transfer Dublin Airport- Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel Dublin for the 16th/19th March on the 9th March at Dublin Taxi Transfers. On 16th March I did not have any problem with the transfer. To be sure about the return I have emailed a confirmation about the order of a taxi at the hotel at 8:00 AM and we have recieved...

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Dublin What to Pack

  • Packing List

    Bring a Bag for shopping. They do not give out plastic bags, only paper. These will not hold up after a whole day of walking around. I would bring a cloth bag with handles, so that those souvenirs will find a comfy place. Temple Bar streets are not the cleanest, so shoes that can be cleaned in the wash are best. band aids for blisters from walking ...

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  • Rain and wind gear

    Irish weather is very changeable so you need to be prepared for all eventualities!!!! You can get all four seasons in one day at times ........ The easiest thing is to bring layers & include something waterproof!!! If you do get caught out in a shower in the city then a branch of Dunnes or Pennys is your best bet for a reasonably priced umbrella.

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  • Luggage

    For both luggage and a bag to carry with you around Dublin, do as you would for any other large city. Make sure you keep hold of your things, and for women who carry a purse, sling the shoulder strap across your chest and take the type that zips shut. Sounds silly, but shoes that are not only comfy but sturdy are a good idea - cobblestone streets...

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Dublin Off The Beaten Path

  • Howth

    I did not know its name at the time but the first reasonably clear sight I saw as our flight was close to landing in Dublin was Baily Lighthouse at Howth Head. The first accompanying photo was taken from our plane and is incredibly poor -- quite a shame because in clear, sunny weather the view is stunning. To see what I mean, please see the second...

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  • Glendalough

    Glendalough is an amazing valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland, formed during the last ice age by a glacier. Today it is best known for its spectacular greenery and the renowned Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century. This place has magnificent views, fresh air and everything an outdoor enthusiast dreams of! It has many...

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  • Malahide

    Because of our flight’s early arrival in Dublin, we could not yet visit the first site originally scheduled on our itinerary. This circumstance led to an impromptu, but welcomed, visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens only 9 miles north of Dublin . Following a scenic drive, much of it along the coast, we arrived to find Malahide Castle still shrouded...

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Dublin Sports & Outdoors

  • Gaelic football

    Croke Park was named in honour of Archbishop Croke - one of the GAA's first patrons. Over the next 40 years Croke Park was developed as finances allowed. The Railway End, also known as Hill 16 was constructed from the rubble left in O'Connell Street after the 1916 rising. This is where most of the craic is and the cheapest tickets. The first Hogan...

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  • Rugby

    Dublin is a huge sports city. Rugby, hurling, Gaelic football, horse racing, greyhound racing... even some "normal" football (soccer). I'd often thought of a visit to take in an Ireland v Scotland rugby international, but have never made it so far. On top of the need to get a ticket (not easy) travel & accommodation can be a hard to find (and...

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  • Hiking/ Walking/Jogging

    Glendalough means the valley of the two lakes and it‘s located in county Wicklow. It‘s an old monastic settlement in a spectacular location. Kevin buses stop for three hours there: wander around and explore the settlement: the old cemetery, the round tower and celtic crosses, and a little church called Saint Kevin‘s Kitchen (the oldest building)....

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  • General Comments

    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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  • Off the beaten track

    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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  • Tourist Information

    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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