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Christmas in Dublin 2012

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Christmas in Dublin 2012

Hi,

I'm taking a solo trip to Dublin and will be there the 20th and leaving the 26th. I was supposed to head back Christmas day but random airline mistake has me staying Christmas Day as well.

First, what do you recommend for a first time tourist, considering I'm female and traveling solo? I want to explore but also be safe. And I'm assuming everything is shut down Christmas Day, but are the movie theaters open like here in the states or should I take this day to rest up and enjoy my hotel accommodations ;-) Any tips would be much appreciated!

Heather

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1. Re: Christmas in Dublin 2012

Be sure to book a full service hotel.

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2. Re: Christmas in Dublin 2012

In case you are interested in attending a church service in the city centre on Christmas morning:

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(The day after Christmas Day is called St Stephen's Day in Ireland).

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3. Re: Christmas in Dublin 2012

Agree with lordkimmage. Make sure you're in a nice hotel that has a nice restaurant because everything shuts here. Not at all like the states. If you're in a nice hotel though it'll be very festive!

As for traveling alone just follow usual precautions (such as take a cab if it's late at night rather than walking) same as any big city and you'll be fine.

Enjoy your holiday!

Edited: 15 December 2012, 08:36
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4. Re: Christmas in Dublin 2012

To answer your question Movie Theatres are not open here on Christmas Day

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5. Re: Christmas in Dublin 2012

Thank you all! I'm in a full service hotel and it does look like they plan something very special. The church service recommendation was brilliant and I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of it...too busy asking about movie theaters I suppose :). Well I am officially excited about my Dublin adventure. Thanks for the help!

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Thank you all! I'm in a full service hotel and it does look like they plan something very special. The church service recommendation was brilliant and I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of it...too busy asking about movie theaters I suppose :). Well I am officially excited about my Dublin adventure. Thanks for the help!

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7. Re: Christmas in Dublin 2012

You'll enjoy, the hotel staff will help you integrate and other guests will make a fuss.

Many thanks for coming back and saying thanks.

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Last mimute advice - ask your Hotel Porter/Concierge for advice.

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