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Trip List by CaptainBrooksie

3 Day Weekend in Dublin

3 Sep 2013  An English ex-pat in Dublin, who has entertained many visiting family and friends.
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

See all the main sights and a couple of lesser known gems in 3 days

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Dublin
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Sports buffs
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Friday - Dublin Bus Tour - Green Bus - Hop on Hop Off
    Dublin Bus Tour - Green Bus - Hop on Hop Off, Dublin

    A great way to see loads of the main landmarks and get plenty of information on the history of the city. It's also perfect as a mode of transport as it you can get off at any of the sights you fancy taking a closer look and and then just hop on the next bus when you're done. A brilliant introduction to Dublin!

  • 2. Friday - The Old Jameson Distillery
    The Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin

    Ride the Dublin Bus Tour here.

    A brilliant insight into the whiskey making process and the history of Jameson Whiskey. Unfortunately no whiskey is produced in Dublin anymore (You'll need to travel to Cork to see that), however it's a great tour none the less and there's whiskey tatsings at the end! The food in the restaurant/bar is also very good if you end up around here at lunch tine

  • 3. Friday - Kilmainham Gaol
    Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

    Another stop on the Dublin Tour Bus.

    Built in 1976 the prison has held (baring a couple of exceptions) the majority of the Irish leaders in the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were imprisoned there. It also housed prisoners during the Irish War of Independence (1919?21) and many of the anti-treaty forces during the civil war period. It's an impressive building with a notorious past.

  • 4. Friday - Dublin Castle
    Dublin Castle, Dublin

    My final pick from the stops on the Dublin Tour Bus.

    Until 1922 Dublin Castle was the seat of British Rule in Ireland. More of a place than a Castle it's an impressive building all the same, and well worth a look.

  • 5. Friday Evening - Celtic Nights - Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge

    This takes place every night of the weekk. You get a three course meal and an irish Dancing/Irish Music show. It's great craic!

  • 6. Saturday - Guinness Storehouse
    Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

    A trip to Guinness is almost compulsory for any trip to Dublin!

    It's a 20 minute walk from Trity College/Grafton Street area, it's a good walk on a nice day. You can get the 123 Bus from O'Connel Street or you can get the Luas from Abbey Stret to James. Expect to spend anything upto 3 hours in Guinness, it's huge! And make sure leave yourself enough time to savour your free pint in the gravity bar at the top.

  • 7. Saturday - Dublin GAA match

    For those who don't know, the GAA is the Gaelic Athletics Association. They are the govourning body for the Gaelic games of Hurling and Gaelic Football. Inter County matches take place between all 32 Irish counties from February to September. The main compepition is the Championship which starts in May with the Finals in September. The League is a secondary competion which takes place through February and March. Dublin matches take place in either Croke Park or Parnell Park, both of which are accessible by bus from the city centre.

    If you want a uniquely Irish experience which a lot of tourists miss out on, get to a gaelic match! Look at http://www.tickets.ie for tickets.

  • 8. Saturday Evening - Ghost Bus Tour (Dublin Bus)
    Ghost Bus Tour (Dublin Bus), Dublin

    This is absolutely fantastic! It's funny and scary all at the same tim, words can't really decribe how great this is. Just book it!

  • 9. Sunday - Glidetours
    Glidetours, Dublin

    A guided tour of The Pheonix park by Segway. See the Park, learn some history and ride a Segway! What's not to love!!

  • 10. Sunday - Etihad Skyline Croke Park
    Etihad Skyline Tour Croke Park Stadium, Dublin

    Amazing views of the city while walking on top of an amazing stadium plus an audio tour giving you plenty of background and history on the sites you can see.
    The GAA museum is also included on this you you can get plenty of background on the GAA too.