Dublin Travel Guide

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Dublin Things to Do

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  • Kilmainham Jail, Dublin

    Kilmainham Jail

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There is a separate area in the Kilmainham Jail Museum where the last words uttered by the 14 leaders of the 1916 Easter Uprising who were executed, plus some photographs and documents. The first sentence and last sentence spoken by the leader, James Connolly.------------I do not wish to make any defence except against charges of wanton cruelty to...

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  • Trinity College, Dublin

    Trinity College

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trinity College was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland's oldest university. Trinity College buildings look inwards and are arranged in large quadrangles, with a few ...

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  • Guinness Brewery, Dublin

    Guinness Brewery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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 Hotels

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  • Westbury Hotel

    Westbury Hotel

    I stayed at the Westbury Hotel for one night in May 2013 while on business in Dublin. To be frank,...

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  • Azure Bed & Breakfast

    Azure Bed & Breakfast

    20 Offington Drive

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Clontarf Castle

    Clontarf Castle

    This is Irish accommodation at its very best. Clontarf Castle is situated about 3-4 kms outside of...

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Dublin Restaurants

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  • Leo Burdock Fish & Chips, Werburgh..., Dublin

    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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  • Bewley's - closed until Autumn 2015, Dublin

    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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  • Elephant & Castle, Dublin

    Elephant & Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    We were looking for late-night dinner in the Temple Bar area and came upon Elephant & Castle. Now this restaurant just so happens to be in every single Dublin guidebook so I was reluctant to try it (thinking it would be ultra-touristy). But I was wrong. The food was inventive, fresh, and inexpensive. The crowd was replete with Dubliners and hardly...

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Dublin Nightlife

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  • Temple Bar Area, Dublin

    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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  • Clubs, Dublin

    Clubs

    My sister and I were severely ridiculed by the door men at The Everleigh Garden last night. We were respectfully dressed, stone cold sober and more importantly well mannered. After my sister being refused entry by a doorman she was ushered out of the queue immediately as if she was causing trouble. When I approached the doorman and calmly asked...

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  • Bars...., Dublin

    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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Dublin Transportation

  • To and From Dublin Airport, Dublin

    To and From Dublin Airport

    There are several options, probably the cheapest is by Aircoach to O'Connell Street or Grafton Street, € 7 when buying at the counter at the bus departure (or online € 6); there are ale buses to Cork € 20 and Belfast € 16.

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  • DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit), Dublin

    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 Bus, Dublin

    Dublin Bus

    We used the bus from our accommodation into the city. We found the buses were modern, the service to be good and not badly priced. There are different types of fare, we paid a cash fare at the Drivers Ticket Machine. A LEAP CARD - FOR REGULAR SERVICES. It is a reusable plastic smart card that can be used instead of paying with cash when...

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Dublin Shopping

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  • Shopping / Streets / Areas, Dublin

    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, Dublin

    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, Dublin

    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

  • General Information about Dublin, Dublin

    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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  • Drinking, Dublin

    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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  • Irish language, Dublin

    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

  • Driving / Walking, Dublin

    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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  • Drinking, Dublin

    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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  • Non-Smokers, Dublin

    Non-Smokers

    Since March 2004 Irish Government introduced a ban smoking in the workplaces in Ireland. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, restaurants etc. There are usually some smoking areas provided in most pubs and night clubs (usually outside).

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Dublin Tourist Traps

  • Guinness Brewery, Dublin

    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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  • Temple Bar, Dublin

    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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  • Book of Kells, Dublin

    Book of Kells

    I do not know if it is a usual practice, but we arrived 20 or so minutes before the Book of Kells exhibition closed and were let in for free. With that behind us, we were rather impressed. I agree with previous tips that the Long Room was more interesting than the book. I found 20 minutes to be plenty. I fear I would have felt very very...

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Dublin What to Pack

  • Packing List, Dublin

    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, Dublin

    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, Dublin

    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

  • Glendalough, Dublin

    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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  • Killiney, Dublin

    Killiney

    The day I was in Dublin for the rugby cup final (see sports tip) I had 4-5 hours to amuse myself between arrival in the city and the time to head for the game. I decided to take the DART out as far as Killiney (pronounced Kil-line-ey) and walk back to Dalkey. Great idea. The beach is superb - shingle as opposed to sand, but beautiful. My walk took...

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  • Howth, Dublin

    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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Dublin Sports & Outdoors

  • Horse Racing, Dublin

    Horse Racing

    Ireland is famous for its horse racing. We have 4 race courses near Dublin and two types of racing. Flat racing which runs from March to November and National hunt (jump racing) from November to to April. The four race courses are Leopardstown, Fairyhouse, Punchestown and the Curragh. Leopardstown is easy to get to by by bus its about 7 miles from...

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  • Gaelic football, Dublin

    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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  • Hiking/ Walking/Jogging, Dublin

    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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Dublin General

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  • Off the beaten track, Dublin

    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, Dublin

    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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  • St. Patrick´s Cathedral, Dublin

    St. Patrick´s Cathedral

    This is Ireland largest church with acclaimed of the sacred well where Saint Patrick baptised the locals at the early christian era. I was told that the original church was all wooden until 1192 the church is rebuilt again with stone. The cathedral now is no longer a Roman Catholic but Protestant. Something unsual as a Catholic state.

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