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Dublin for the day

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Dublin for the day

Flight gets in at 7.30 am wil hop on the airlink for 10 euros return then what??? Flight leaves at 9pm. I am 37 and will be travelling with my dad who is 92 and my daughtrer who is 8 so am looking for something for all of us.

I was thinking hop on hop off bus of some description (can anyone give me details) and a beer/whisky tour for Dad. Also what time to leave Dublin for flight back, travelling with Ryanair with no lugage.

Many thanks

Jo

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Jodie: Wow fair play to your Dad 92 and still travelling :-) Has he visited Dublin before?

You do know that 1 family rambler ticket will cover the 3 of you for your Airlink bus to and from the airport :-) It's a great bargin when travelling with family.

Yes I think you must do the hop on/hop off tour to get an overview of the city.

If you like history then Kilmainham gaol is an interesting place to visit. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is just opposite and now houses the museum of modern Art. It has nice grounds to walk through and there is also a small room set aside with artifacts on some Irish soldiers who were in the British Army.

Guinness Brewery should be on your to visit list.

Jameson Distillery also does a tour however I have not done it so really can't comment on weather it's good or not.....but if you are interested in whiskey :-)

http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/

There is also an interesting display of bogbodies (one which was found recently) in the National Museum on Kildare St.

There is a some nice diplays of traditional Irish furniture and an army exhibition in the museum at Collin's Barracks.

There are a few pubs in Temple Bar which have a few traditional music sessions on during the day.

there is also a photographic museum which updates it's exhibitions of Irish photographs in it's archives regularly.

http://www.gogartys.ie/

A good place to get some good pub grub is O'Neills opposite the tourist office on Suffolk Street. Nice atmosphere in here.

http://www.oneillsbar.com/

An alternative to the hop on/hop off might be The Viking Splash tour which the 8 year old may enjoy :-)

vikingsplash.ie/about-viking-splash-tours.ht…

By the way to save the legs you can get an eco-cab (free) from the top of Grafton Street to The Spire outside the GPO (general Post Office). You should go into the GPO too to see the post office.

http://www.ecocabs.ie/

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Is .... Are!!! Sorry about my grammar mistakes.

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Jodie. It is a good walk to the gate where Ryanair leave form. It takes about 15 mins once you get through security. Somebody else may have a better idea as I mostly get Aer Lingus, but personally I think I would leave Dublin no later then 7.oopm. You have no luggage so thats a bonus. The Airlink can be got from outside the Dublin bus offices on O'Connell St.

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I'm so sorry he's 62 not 92, a really bad typo but thank you very much for all your sugestions I'll look at them and get back to you with questions if thats okay?

JO

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Jodie: Just don't let your Dad see the thread :-))

Hopefully he still will be travelling at 92!

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