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Things to do in Dublin

Ok here is the deal. Me and OH are going to Dublin in May for his birthday (3 nights). I have been to Dublin before (student budget) and he hasnt. So its up to me to decide what we do. I did ask and he only cares about going to the Guinness brewery.

So far we are doing the whole sight seeing bus tour thing (done it), maybe a ghost bus (done it) and the irish house party (guess).

Thats were you very nice EF people come in. As google is not my friend today what do you recommend? Im interested to know if there is anything borderline bizzare to see in there. A catacomb, a weird bar, a prison turned hotel, some torture museum. You get the point.

Any suggestions? We wont be going away from Dublin though so anything outside the city is a no no

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Re: Things to do in Dublin

This thread might be a good start.

There's also a really cool museum full of old Christian and Islamic manuscripts which is definitely worth a look.

Have fun!
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

if you want weird, you can go visit St Michins Church and crypt, very close to Christchurch cathedral and a short walk to the Guinness tour. Complete with mummified bodies, and site of the first rendition in public of Handels Messiah (the church, not the crypt)

I'll think up more bizzare things for you later..
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

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This thread might be a good start.

There's also a really cool museum full of old Christian and Islamic manuscripts which is definitely worth a look.

Have fun!
Thanks

I did search before but as i searched for Ireland i missed the thread. Will definitely look at it. The museum looks interesting also
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

I understand that there are various buildings in Dublin related to the amusing notion of an independent Irish republic, which are certainly worth a visit for their novelty, if nothing else.
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if you want weird, you can go visit St Michins Church and crypt, very close to Christchurch cathedral and a short walk to the Guinness tour. Complete with mummified bodies, and site of the first rendition in public of Handels Messiah (the church, not the crypt)

I'll think up more bizzare things for you later..
Thats what im talking about. Thanks!
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol is well worth a visit as well, good for reminding us of the 800 years of oppression suffered under the heinous yoke of our pig dog overlords.
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There's also a really cool museum full of old Christian and Islamic manuscripts which is definitely worth a look.
I second this place, very interesting.

It was here that my girlfriend stood next to a drawing of Umar Al Farooq (second Muslim ruler after Muhammad) and jokingly said, "Do I look like him?" I was like, "What?" Apparently she can trace her family tree directly to him.

The museum is also a stone's throw from Dublin Castle, so you might as well drop by. The Kilmainham Gaol prison is also a must-see.
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

Im not saying a word. Mrs G is a kildare girl
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I second this place, very interesting.

It was here that my girlfriend stood next to a drawing of Umar Al Farooq (second Muslim ruler after Muhammad) and jokingly said, "Do I look like him?" I was like, "What?" Apparently she can trace her family tree directly to him.

The museum is also a stone's throw from Dublin Castle, so you might as well drop by. The Kilmainham Gaol prison is also a must-see.
Ive been to the prison. That was interesting especially the painting on the wall Im putting the castle on my list as well
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

Also one more thing. Im thinking of booking a hotel near Temple bar area. How noisy will it be? I dnt want to spend 300euros for a hotel and this seems like a good deal
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

If there's noise, it'll probably have to do with the hotel itself and not the area, so check reviews by other people. We stayed at a hotel in Temple Bar and the problem wasn't the noise outside, but the people in the room next to ours (who just would. not. stop. doing it.) I found Temple Bar's reputation as an overly noisy tourist trap to be fully unearned, I must say. Maybe by Irish standards, but even the Paquis in Geneva is worse.
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the problem wasn't the noise outside, but the people in the room next to ours (who just would. not. stop. doing it.)
This wasn't a couple of days before Christmas, was it?
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You'd like to think so, wouldn't you? Nah, it was in April, so a year ago.

By the end we weren't even mad anymore, just impressed.
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You'd like to think so, wouldn't you? Nah, it was in April, so a year ago.
Phew... that's a relief.

These old Victorian townhouses converted into hotels don't have the best soundproofing, do they?

Ours didn't even have central heating!
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Re: Things to do in Dublin

Jameson distillery other side of the river if I remember rightly.

View British bullet holes in the GPO from the uprising.

U2's club "the kitchen" is round the back of the Clarence hotel. Never saw them but they do attend from time to time. Well according to the female bouncer who I sweet talked sometime in 2003 to let me into the VIP area.

Erm and someone told me there was a "moat" around the dancefloor, it's more like a garden feature. It's difficult to find as it just has the words "The Kitchen" on a stone plynth above a non descript door. I don't remember it being that great, but it was okay!



Molly Malone is a photo opportunity and don't forget she didn't just sell cockles and mussels.
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More U2 touristy stuff if you like that sort of thing.

http://www.u2exit.com/u2dublin

The hop on hop off buses were good too, useful for finding the main sites.
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