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Off to Dublin

I'm off to Dublin for Easter Holiday. My first time there.

The girlfriend seems to have covered all the major tourist spots and museum in her plans, and we've ordered a 2-day Dublin Pass and using it on Tuesday and Wednesday (post holiday).

What I'm looking for is some inside info from the resident Irish expats about places off the beaten path. Tourist attractions, restaurants, you name it.

And places to avoid, obviously.

Thanks muchly in advance.
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Re: Off to Dublin

I am not Irish, but the Jameson Stillery was really cool.

Best Irish coffee I have ever had!
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Re: Off to Dublin

Shanahans on the green is a very good steak restaurant...

maybe do the bus tour liek they have in most major cities now..oh and bring a coat!
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Shanahans on the green is a very good steak restaurant...
Ok, details noted, looks like a nice place. But man, a bit pricey, even by Geneva standards.
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Re: Off to Dublin

Hi Russkov

Hope you have a great time there. I'll be back home the following weekend and i'm looking forward to it too.

Anyways i've done these tours with some foreign friends of mine when I lived in Dublin. You get out of the city and see some really beautiful spots. I've done the Wicklow and Newgrange tours.

Have a great time and make sure to have a pint of guinness at the palace bar in templebar.
http://www.overthetoptours.com/
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Re: Off to Dublin

You may find what you are looking for in this thread:-

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Nice, thanks!
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Re: Off to Dublin

you can do a Ghost Bus tour...very entertaining
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The Hugh Lane Gallery - a gem, so is the Natural History Museum, just re-opened. probably the most perfect Victorian museum still open watch out for Park at the entrance.
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Re: Off to Dublin

go immediately to the train station and find the first train that will take you to Cork!!! once you've done that sit back and relax and say "phew" hahaha
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Re: Off to Dublin

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. We've completed our trip plans with suggestions from this thread and the linked one (and another linked in that thread, EF is a rabbit hole). I think we've got a great program. If it all works out, it may be pretty awesome. Hopefully it doesn't get ruined by the weather, lack of time, the Irish, etc.
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go immediately to the train station and find the first train that will take you to Cork!!! once you've done that sit back and relax and say "phew" hahaha
Only problem is you won't be able to understand the locals so you will never get out
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Re: Off to Dublin

Just be aware that nearly everything is shut on Good Friday including the pubs.
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Just be aware that nearly everything is shut on Good Friday including the pubs.
Yeah, I was told by an Irish co-worker today. They aren't allowed to serve alcohol at all. We're arriving late enough and will be knackered enough that we won't care, I'm sure. We'll just walk around, get familiarized with our surroundings, have dinner, and catch a movie for a start. Restaurants and cinemas are still open.
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Just be aware that nearly everything is shut on Good Friday including the pubs.
ah ha I beg to differ!!! NORMALLY pubs are shut BUT this Good Friday in Limerick all are open for the match only in Ireland eh
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Re: Off to Dublin

Just want to thank everyone for their help. The trip went great. We saw all most of the major museums, breweries, travelled up to Howth, went on the Wicklow tour, and went to the cinema a few times.

I loved the Archeology Museum and a little place called Number 29, which is a Georgian house that has been recreated and explained through a guided tour. Really interesting.

The Irish House Party was disappointing because the switched venues and had it in a hotel conference hall. To say the experience was different from what they were advertising is an understatement.

And I discovered Bulmers cider, and even learned to appericiate Guinness and whiskey (which I didn't particularly like before). So a fun a time.
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Just want to thank everyone for their help. The trip went great. We saw all most of the major museums, breweries, travelled up to Howth, went on the Wicklow tour, and went to the cinema a few times.

I loved the Archeology Museum and a little place called Number 29, which is a Georgian house that has been recreated and explained through a guided tour. Really interesting.

The Irish House Party was disappointing because the switched venues and had it in a hotel conference hall. To say the experience was different from what they were advertising is an understatement.

And I discovered Bulmers cider, and even learned to appericiate Guinness and whiskey (which I didn't particularly like before). So a fun a time.
yes but did you take my advice and head to Cork :P

glad ye had a a great time
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And I discovered Bulmers cider, and even learned to appericiate Guinness and whiskey (which I didn't particularly like before). So a fun a time.
Be aware that Bulmers outside Ireland is sold as Magners. The bulmers you can buy in Coop is an inferior English cider.

Magners can be purchased online from leshop.ch.
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yes but did you take my advice and head to Cork :P

glad ye had a a great time
We are headed to Ireland in May. Our itinerary is:

Kilkenny
Cork
Kenmare
Ennis
Galway

Anything that we should avoid or especially see?
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Be aware that Bulmers outside Ireland is sold as Magners. The bulmers you can buy in Coop is an inferior English cider.

Magners can be purchased online from leshop.ch.
Really? I had some Bulmers from the Coop since I came back and didn't find it half bad. Magners, then, eh?
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