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Trip to Dublin

Lake Mary, Florida
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Trip to Dublin

We are traveling to Dublin in June and only have four nights to stay in Ireland would you recommend spending all four nights in the Dublin area or traveling to the West Coast. Was thinking of going to see Cliffs of Mohr but not sure we should travel that far with the time we have. Thank you

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1. Re: Trip to Dublin

I'd get out of Dublin, but traveling to the west coast is eating too much into a short trip. Look at Wicklow as an alternative.

Dublin, Ireland
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2. Re: Trip to Dublin


If you stay in Dublin and travel to the Cliffs of Moher, it's a very long way to go just for the day. If it's a case of you really wanting to go, you'd be better of staying in the west for the time you are here.

Two sites that might be able to make up your mind about whether to stay east for west;

West Coast; www.wildatlanticway.com/home

East Coast; www.irelandsancienteast.com/

If you do decide to stay in Dublin there are plenty of places / things to do / day trips (not as far as COM);

Casino in Marino (in the suburbs)

Kilaminham Gaol (would need to book in advance)

Glasnevin Cemetery (www.glasnevintrust.ie) to tie in with Kilamainham. The Botanic Garden is next door to the Cemetery and can walk from one to the other.

St. Patrick's / Christchurch Cathedrals (sometimes have afternoon and evening concerts)

St Michan's Church (have mummies)

Trinity College / Tour / Book of Kells

HOHO Buses

Little Museum of Dublin, St. Stephen's Green

National Gallery of Ireland (entrances on Merrion Square and Clare Street)

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square

Museums in Dublin - www.museum.ie/Home

Irish Whiskey Museum

Guinness Tour

Viking Splash Tour

O'Donoghues, Merrion Row, The Cobblestone Pub in Smithfield for Trad Music

Pat Liddy's Walking Tour

Rent a bike in the Phoenix Park (zoo is also here)

Tenement Museum, 14 Henrietta Street

EPIC Museum (Irish Immigration)

Jeanie Johnson Famine Ship

Croke Park and Museum - where GAA sports are played and you can also walk part of the roof

Heritage Ireland also have a good site - www.heritageireland.ie

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace (have lunchtime and evening performances)

Gate Theatre,

Abbey / Peacock Theatre

Bewleys Café Theatre (currently in Powerscourt Town House, top floor)

Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Smock Alley Theatre

Project Arts Centre

Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College

Seán O'Casey Theatre

Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Viking Theatre (above Connolly's Pub), Clontarf (can get the 130 bus from Lower Abbey Street).

IFI Cinema in Temple Bar (also has a café / bar)

Trips outside of Dublin;

Newgrange (info will be on Heritage Ireland site)

Howth Summit / Village / Harbour - you can get the 31 bus from Lower Abbey Street which will leave you near enough to the Summit which has a great view of Dublin Bay and then come back down to the Harbour (restaurants / pubs). Alternatively, you can get the DART (train) which will leave you at the Harbour.

Malahide Village and Castle - you can get the 32 from the same stop as the 31 or the DART. There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from here too.

Dalkey & Castle - you can get the DART to here

Dún Laoghaire - you can get the DART to here too

Enniskerry in County Wicklow (you can get the 44 bus with Dublin Bus - timetables on www.dublinbus.ie)

Glendalough, County Wicklow

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I would spend 2 nights in Dublin and 2 in Galway. You could easily reach the COM from Galway.

Lake Mary, Florida
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4. Re: Trip to Dublin

Thank you so much these are great

Lake Mary, Florida
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Thank you

Miami, Florida
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6. Re: Trip to Dublin

Wicklow Mountains and Newgrange are also good day trips, as is Belfast.

Brussels, Belgium
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7. Re: Trip to Dublin

With only four nights, I would stay in Dublin, with a day trip to either Kilkenny City and its Castle, or the already mentioned Glendalough in County Wicklow or Newgrange (they are both quite unique).

New Mexico
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8. Re: Trip to Dublin

4 nights means only 3 full days. I’d stay in Dublin and plan one day trip.

Day1 arrival-what time/from where?

Day2 Dublin

Day3 day trip

Day4 Dublin

Day5 depart what time from/to where?

If I understand your plans correctly.

We did a day trip to the Giant’s Causeway, enjoyed it, but it was a long day.

Edited: 17 February 2018, 07:58
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