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suggestions for itineary

hi, my family of 3 are visiting Dublin next Sat over 3 days and would like suggestions for places we shd see in that short period. We wld like to rely on public transport if possible.

We will be staying at Lower Gardinar St. Which is the best way to get to the hotel? Shd we take the bus or the train from the airport?

Any help given would be most appreciated.

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1. Re: suggestions for itineary

"We will be staying at Lower Gardinar St. Which is the best way to get to the hotel? Shd we take the bus or the train from the airport? "

There is no train from airport to Dublin city, however Lower Gardiner street is SO easy to get to from the airport. Just take the 747 bus from outside the arrivals door right to Busaras (last stop). I think the cost per person is €6 which you can pay to the bus driver, also, loads of room for luggage.

Lower Gardiner street is literally a 3 minute walk from Busaras.

Lower Gardiner street is a fine central location, and only 10 mins walk to O'Connell Street (the main street)

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Bryno has given you good advice about getting to Gardiner Street and its location. A cheaper transfer option from the airport is to take the No.41 regular Dublin Bus service from the airport to its terminus in the centre of Dublin and it's only a five minute walk from there to Lower Gardiner Street. This will cost you €2.20 per adult (reduced fare for children) but it takes a lot longer than the Airlink 747 express service and isn't geared up for luggage, although there's no problem taking on board. On the way back to Dublin Airport, the first stop for the No.41 is just around the corner from Gardiner Street in Lower Abbey Street.

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With regard to things to see and do in Dublin, the Dublin Forum is full of suggestions and recommendations, if you do a search.

To get you started, some of the most popular sights and attractions include:

- Kilmainham Gaol

- Trinity College and the Book of Kells

- National Museum of Ireland (Kildare Street and Collins Barracks sites)

- National Gallery of Ireland

- General Post Office

- Guinness Storehouse

- Jameson's Old Distillery Visitors' Centre

- Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art

- Old Hospital Kilmainham/Museum of Modern Art

- Christchurch Cathedral

- St. Patrick's Cathedral

- Chester Beatty Library

You might also want to check out the Dublin Bus Hop On Hop Off service which visits a lot of these attractions. Tickets are cheaper if booked online.

http://www.dublinsightseeing.ie/cityTour.aspx

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3. Re: suggestions for itineary

Many thanks to Tapi and Bryno for your speedy response and helpful suggestions.

I will certainly follow them and am sure we will enjoy ourselves tremenduously. Dublin here we come!!!

cheers

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4. Re: suggestions for itineary

Use the Luas (tram) to get from your hotel to the Jameson Distillery, Kilmainham Gaol and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Go to the Gaol - it's phenomenal, and it would be a shame to miss it. The Luas offer frequent, comfortable service, and you buy the tickets at the machines located at each stop.

Consider taking a hop-on, hop-off bus, but if you do, make sure there is a LIVE audio commentary. Dublin, in my experience, has (BY FAR) the best tour bus in any European City. The drivers are friendly and funny, and they make their commentaries lively, humourous and personal. If the commentary is pre-recorded, it's just not as good. They are a bit pricey, but they will take you to the most important sights, and that offers you 24 hours of transportation, door-to-door. It might be worth putting the money you save on museum entrance toward this!

You're a 5-10minute walk from Trinity, where you can see the Book of Kells / Long Room, and the Natural History Museum and National Gallery are around the corner. Walk down Dame St. for 10 minutes and you will get to Dublin Castle. It's up to you whether you're interested in visiting it, but behind it is the Chester Beatty Library which is an absolute gem. Its exhibitions show a wonderful collection of religious manuscripts from throughout the ages. It really can't be beat!

Also within 10 minutes of Trinity, you'll find Stephen's Green and Merrion Square -- both are public parks which are open during the day, and offer a nice place to sit, stroll, relax.

Luckily, many of the galleries, museums and the Chester Beatty are all free. Check the days they are open, though.

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Hi Jonnny, many thanks for your additional suggestions and advice. Will certainly visit some of the places you have suggested. Much appreciated!

cheers

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Hi,

Just for info, the Natural History Museum is closed for renovation since a stairs collapsed!

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Oops...we'll give that museum a miss then. Thanks for the info.

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