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What to do in Ireland with children?

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Canberra
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What to do in Ireland with children?

I am travelling to Ireland mid October with my daughter (11yrs). I am looking for suggestions of what to visit / do while we are there? Most of the tour etc are pubs, I'm looking to give my daughter a glimpse of the country. Not sure if I should hire a car or travel via local transport?

We have allocated 5-7 days for the beautiful country before moving to Edinburgh.

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1. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

Your daughter will enjoy visiting the dead Zoo on Merrion Square.

www.museum.ie/en/intro/natural-history.aspx

Also the National Art Gallery... they usually have a section for children to do some drawing.

nationalgallery.ie/en/planavisit/Top_reasons…

Both are Free to visit.

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2. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

You can glimpse the country anywhere...What are interests, Arrival and departure airports (there are options)

Whilst most of the country is reachable by bus and local tours October puts you on Winter transport schedules and reduced tour options so a car may be the most efficient option.

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3. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

We are doing a Dr Who tour of England and Wales, prior to stopping off at Ireland. We both love architecture including castles, art, history (esp. horrible history) and reading

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4. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

This might suit you

www.dublinsightseeing.ie/ghostbus/index.aspx

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5. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

love it thank you : )

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6. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

Thank you, both sites are very interesting and would spark lots of interest and conversation.

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7. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

http://wicklowshistoricgaol.com/

sacredsites.ie/haunted-ireland/ghost-stories/

www.mythicalireland.com/astronomy/astroart/

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8. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

A few "deals" here.

grabone.ie/dublin/the-helfire-club-bus-tour-1

www.grabone.ie/dublin/haunted-history-tour

www.grabone.ie/dublin/northside-ghost-walk-1

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9. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

Thanks you - your suggestions are on the list

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10. Re: What to do in Ireland with children?

Do you have any idea what part of Ireland you are likely to be in. I can provide plenty of suggestions in Cork, Kerry and Wexford, if you are in any of them. I'm sure there are others who could provide similar for other major tourist destinations like Clare, Galway, Mayo, Donegal and Antrim.