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We (husband and two boys 12,13) are visiting at the end of this month. Arriving in Dublin early (2am our time!) We are taking a car from the airport to our hotel O'Callaghans...what do we do that first day we arrive when we are tired and excited? Do we take a nap or just go sightseeing and head in early. We only have that day to explore Dublin so what are the highlights that we shouldnt miss....we are big history lovers! THX

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Walk 100 yards from O`Callaghans turn right as you come out the main door and drop into Merrion Square park for the statue of Oscar Wilde or walk across the street to Sweeneys shop as it was in 1916 still the same.Enter Trinity colledge by the back gate and wander through the grounds down by the Cricket Pitch to the famous long room and the Book Of Kells .

Walk out the front gate turn right and walk about 500 mts to Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathederal or St Patricks and if you fancy a pint of Guinnes keep walking about 1500 mts to Guinness hop store and if you fancy a cup of coffee and a cake the Queen of Tarts across from Dublin Castle will do you nicely you can sleep when you go home.

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Drop off your bags even if you cannot get into your room. Do the HOHO bus tour, have lunch and then maybe a 2 hr nap. Head out for dinner and then an early night.

I think that the boys would enjoy Kilmainham gaol more than the book of Kells.

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Which O'Callaghan hotel are you referring to?

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Ireland rocks

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