|Subject: Re: Dublin in a Week|
You will love Dublin, an exciting, vibrant city with an average age of 28. And a good walking city to boot! Go to http://www.visitdublin.com for great info. Check out the Dublin Pass - it is worthwhile. Suggested day or half day tours - Powerscourt Gardens to the South - the ancient tombs of Knowth to the North. You can even do a day trip to Waterford and the crystal factory. Take a public bus out to Howth to the East for lunch - great seafood - Malahide Castle in the same area is worth a stop.
Temple Bar was lots of fun. Stop in the Thunder Road Restaurant on Fleet Street in Temple Bar area for lunch and ask for Bernie. The food is good and generous and Banoffee Pie for dessert is to die for.
When you look at hotels "Dublin 1" is North of the Liffy River and "Dublin 2" is South of the River. I recommend the latter. However if any of your walks are up O'Connell St, just about 1/2 block North of the Gresham Hotel is a nice pub called Frazers - good for lunch and dinner. Tell Jim hello from Florida friends.
Friends just stayed at the Holiday Inn Airport Dublin and said it was just fine.
Also recommend that you NEVER try to drive in Dublin. Even the locals say so.
Dublin has the "jump on - off" bus as well. There is an internet Cafe above the News Store on pedestrian Grafton St about 1/2 block from Nassau St so you can e-mail the Zine and tell us what a great time you are having. Lots of things going on on Grafton Street to see with Kodak moments plus St Stephens Green at the end of Grafton St.
The locals say to not go to Phoenix Park after Dark.
Take an umbrella and/or a poncho. Rain is the reason it is green.
One "not miss" if they are still there is the Jury's Irish Cabaret at the Burlington Hotel. Worth every penny! Check it out early because I think they leave on tour around the 10th. When we went my sides hurt for two days from laughing.
Ruth Kuehn in FL, just back from Scotland, planning trips #4 and #5 to Ireland