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Dublin on a Sunday

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Dublin on a Sunday

We are arriving to this great city via cruise ship and have approximately 8 hours to tour on Aug 7th. It happens to land on a Sunday. Any suggestions to make the most of our time? We defintely want to see Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Kilmainham. Not to mention enjoy a pint!

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1. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

Hi dcgl

Have you looked at the Top Question "On a Cruise Ship visiting Dublin for a Day" (on the right hand side of this page).

This should give you several ideas/options.

However, Sundays can be "slower" as a lot of attractions (museums etc) dont open until 2pm.

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2. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

One of my favorite Sunday pastimes in Dublin is a stroll along Merrion Square where there is a weekly open air art exhibition

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3. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

A few suggestions:

Open Air Art in Merrion Square:

http://www.merrionsquareart.com/

Read here about The Hop On Hop Off Tours and see if they interest you:

http://tinyurl.com/43pel4a

Feed the ducks and wander around St Stephen's Green:

dublintourist.com/details/st_stephens_green.…

A map of Dublin City Cetre with Points of Interest:

http://www.guidetodublin.com/map.shtml

See also in Top Questions about Dublin to the right of this page for 'What's Open In Dublin on Sundays?'

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4. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

Greetings, soonas! I too love a wander round the Open Air Exhibition on Sundays, whenever I visit Dublin.

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5. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

Thanks for your input...I teach fine arts so to browse Merrion Square sounds like a dream. Anyone know the best way to get there from the cruise terminal.

I did look at the sideline for Sundays in the forum, it was dated for 2009 so I was wondering if times have changed. I have to keep my 13 year old entertained as well.

Again Thanks

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6. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

Most cruise lines organise shuttle buses from the port to the city centre, as it's too far to walk comfortably - particularly given the time available. Most shuttle buses tend to drop people in Nassau Street or Kildare Street which are both very close to Merrion Square - and also well located for Trinity College, National Gallery and National Museum.

Pubs wise - for the real thing, check out O'Donoghues or Doheny & Nesbitts, in the Merrion Row/Baggot Street area, just above Merrion Square.

If for whatever reason there are no shuttle buses, take a taxi.

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7. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

You would probably enjoy The Chester Beatty Library too, if time allows:

http://www.cbl.ie/

And, a couple more central pubs that have been around for a while:

independent.ie/travel/inside-ireland/take-10…

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8. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

You are being well advised. All these things in a very compact area. Check out the marvelous Oscar Wilde Statue in the northwest corner of Merrion Square.

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9. Re: Dublin on a Sunday

We arrived on a Sun about 10am and dropled our bags at the hotel and did the historical walking tour guided by a Trinity college student meeting at the main gate. After that we had coffee, went to Leo Burdocks for fish & chips, near Christ Church Cathedral, and ate on the lawn of CCC, after which we took a short tour of the cathedral followed by Evensong Services around 3pm. We then walked over to Guinness Storehouse for the last entry of the day around 5 pm. We then caught a bus back to Temple Bar area for our evening meal arond 6:30pm. Dublin is really compact, which goes to show that you can do a lot in a 8 hour period. Rvflyer

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