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Dublin for a week, what to do

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by sinnedk, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Hey Guys,

    My wife and i are going on a trip to Europe, we will be going to Rome (4 days), Florence(2 days), Venice(2 days) and Paris (5 days). But, before that she is consulting out of Dublin and i am tagging along.

    While in Dublin she will be working also she has already seen Dublin. Hence, i am on my own for that week. Some evenings i plan to do some of my own work that is going to be remote but mostly i think i can run around and do whatever i want.

    • Can some of you guys recommend sights and must do things in Dublin.
    • Is it possible to venture to Great Britain for a day via air or ferry?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    There are a few threads. I don't love that much that much so I would rent a car and drive across the country.

    lefty
     
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    sinnedk Senior member

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    heard tht before, idk if i will be renting a car there
     
  5. Ernie

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    Day trip to cliffs of moher. Costs very little and you get to see the country with minimal effort. Aside from that, go to parks, visit breweries.
     
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    thanks man,

    other than the cliffs, are there no big historical sights?
     
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    The entire country is an historical site. Most interesting time I had was stopping at a country cemetery where I ended up chatting with a woman for a couple of hours about her life.

    And plus one to the Cliffs.

    lefty
     
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    Trinity College's beautiful library, book of Kells, Farmleigh House... The Cathedral...
     
  9. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    sweet i'll be writing those down
     
  10. OliverGauffe

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    I don't think you'll have a hard time finding things to see and keeping busy. Dublin is a very touristy, famous city, and Ireland itself is amazing. You can get to the UK via ferry I believe, but not sure it's really worth it unless you really are dying to go there. One word of advice, I'd cut out one of the cities on your trip-- you have a lot of cities planned, and there is A LOT to take in at each destination. You really don't need to run yourselves ragged, don't worry, you'll have a great time and see PLENTY of history. I would cut out Venice, personally, being the 3rd Italian city on your trip. Have fun!
     
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    Dublin is ok, but as some others have already said, the countryside is much better. That said, I can vouch for what Cary Grant posted about The Cathedral and Trinity College's beautiful library. Also, while not amazing, I would say it is worth going to the Guinness brewery and the Jameson distillery.
     
  12. sinnedk

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    we are in venice for only 2 days, florence is actually 3. i dont think we'd want to cut out another city because we already did cut some things out to make this trip make sense.
     

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