We have a return flight to the US from Dublin at 10:35 on Tuesday 10/19. We will be arriving in Dublin 3-4pm the day before as we're visiting family in County Clare.
I'd like to visit a pub or walk around Trinity College a bit, so a downtown hotel sounds great. I am worried about traffic the next morning.
How long will it take to drive to the airport, return the car (Hertz), take the rental shuttle, etc. I know we should check in at least 2 hrs ahead, we have some slack as we can use the priority lines.
I'm thinking at least 30 minutes to drive (but don't know the traffic) + 30 minutes rental/shuttle, so to check in at 8:35am I have to leave by 7:30am. I can do that, but 6:30am is probably a deal breaker and I'd just go with an airport hotel and bypass my night in Dublin. We have two children with us so whatever hotel we land in will become home base and mobility will be limited the area around it.
Thanks in advance,