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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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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
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Taxi Service Tips (5)

Book in advance

If you plan until staying out till the end of the night (2.30) you can avoid the taxi rank queues by asking your hotel or hostel or host to book a taxi in advance (even half and hour to an hour before you want to leave). There are several different cab companies - National Radio Cabs ( biggest and most reliable), Citi Cabs, Blue Cabs - etc. They charge a couple of euro extra but worth it if you dont fancy waiting an hour at the rank.

There are also a number of hackney companies that only pick up on reservation (they dont have a taxi sign, rather a very small yellow plaque on the cars bumper).

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missmed
Sep 22, 2006

If you're out late-night in...

If you're out late-night in Dublin, keep in mind the ONLY place you can get a taxi is down by Trinity UCD. This phenomenally ridiculous situation can mean an ungodly wait for a cab, which is not so pleasant when one had counted on being somewhere (like, say, a hotel or bed and breakfast) any time near the time you were ready to go home. I'm curious as to why this is. Nonetheless, plan on it taking forever to get home after bus service stops. On the positive side, it is an opportunity to interact with Dubliners who are in the same position of waiting.

mnslab
Aug 24, 2002

No shortage of taxis

Most of the other tips are a little dated as any taximan in Dublin will complain about for the duration of the journey. There was a deregulation of taxi licences in the last few years and now there's an abundance of them in the city. I've been told there are more taxis in Dublin than New York.
Ranks aren't as popular nowadays with most people choosing to flag a taxi on the street. Worst thing is the traffic jams they cause at 4am are worse than rush hour on some streets!

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sn0ball
Apr 19, 2010

taxi fares

Fares from the airport to the city should never be more than 25 euro,
If you are going Southside make sure that the driver does not use the M50 motorway as it is 18 miles longer that way,
Always go thru the city as the Taxis can use the bus lanes,
IF you are heading say to Jury's in Ballsbridge the fare should be about 25 euro tops
same for the Burlinton and Four seasons,
Always get a printed receipt and tell the driver that when you get in as he will have to use the Meter , The receipt will have all his details so if there is a problem you can report him,
You should never have to use the M50 for any fare, Remember Dublin has a huge amount of African taxi drivers who see tourist as easy prey , So be careful out there

paulgh20
Jun 22, 2010
 
 
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Dalkey Taxi Service: Ridiculous

Getting a taxi in Dublin city centre is easy. However, if you plan a trip to the beautiful village Dalkey (just outside Dublin, home to the rich & famous), do not ever use Dalkey Taxi Service.
Their staff that is not only rude, but also incapable of finding a street with more than 10 shops and 3 bus stops in the middle of Dun Laoghaire (between Dalkey and Dublin). I have never been treated in such an unprofessional manner. They kept telling me the street where I live did not exist. I recommend Dalkey Taxi Service hire friendlier staff that is capable of reading road maps or else they will be out of business soon enough. Very disappointing.

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Apr 22, 2007
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