3 full days in dublin - must sees ?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Mar 13, 2013 3:42 AM Last Post By: markfawkner
Mar 11, 2013 4:28 AM
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Mar 11, 2013 2:16 PM
5thanks for asking the question agronom - I am just starting to research a trip to Ireland.
ambarush - if you don't want to help people, scroll on by or better still don't log in to thorn tree. The FAQ's are a waste of time and should be abolished and the search function doesn't always give you what you are after.
Fwoggie - I would like to know anything about Ireland/dublin you wish to share.
Mar 11, 2013 2:16 PM
6what happened to old fashioned idea of hellping others to see something what is really worth of ?
instead, you are telling me to do "research" or "faq"... sorry guys, i have now really nice impression about the people and nation i am about to see...
lucky enough, i will survive somehow and see something ...
Mar 11, 2013 11:21 PM
7Well you could have used the search engine at the top right of the page, this does get asked on average 2 or 3 times a week. You haven't given any indication of your interests either - food, alcohol, art, history, shopping, etc.
Anyway, allow me to summarise.
Grafton Street - major shopping area
Trinity College - famous university, very peaceful and pretty
National Museum of Ireland
Kilmainham Gaol - housed some famous people over the years, times change though.
Guinness Storehouse - nice views over the city from the bar
Clarence Hotel - nice bar, owned by Bono and The Edge from U2.
Project Arts Theatre - one of the first venues to host a fledging U2 on some of their very first gigs.
Croke Park - U2 have been there too, but it's also a major gaelic athletics stadium - it holds 80,000. If you go to Dublin during the season, try to catch a game there, it can be magnificient.
The Temple Bar is worth having a wander around, there's some nice bars in that area.
I could go on if you like, but there's only 3 days, so I'd start with some of that lot.
Mar 12, 2013 1:50 AM
Mar 12, 2013 2:35 AM
9There is all the usual stuff you will find in the guide books, Kilmainham Gaol would be high on my list, Couple of Museum's, The Dead Zoo, (natural history museum) and The Book of Kells. Take a trip on the DART Bray is an Old Victorian town to the south and have a walk up Bray Head. To the North is Howth which has a great Country/Fishermans market on a Sunday.
Not on many Tourist lists, Iveagh Gardens, St Mary's Abbey and perhaps Ashdown Castle in Phoenix park.
Mar 12, 2013 3:17 AM
Mar 12, 2013 8:45 PM
11a few things about Dublin I really liked, I spent 8 days there through a friends house sit, the Chester Beattie library with the oval lawn mowed in a Celtic pattern, as good as the book of Kells, and the Soup Dragon for their range of soups,( I think there are a couple of different places but not hard to get to), the art gallery,(I saw the original of something I had a copy of at home), there is also a modern art gallery near the gaol, lovely gardens and also the museums, I remember one had a tiled floor which was the astrological signs viewed from upstairs, the side day trips on the train to Bray and also a bus tour to Glendalough, All that before I started a 16 drive around Ireland, its a place I want to go back to. Was intrigued that Guinness have their own medical centre.
Mar 13, 2013 3:42 AM
12A search of TT gives you this http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2287998 which includes a two-day itinerary, a generic list of top things which is all you can expect unless you are going to be more specific about your interests.
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