My 14 year old daughter and I will end a CIE tour in Dublin July 26 and 27th. We arrive late afternoon on the 26 staying at Royal Marine Hotel, dinner at Merry Ploughboys pub with a show. The first half of the 27th we have a guided tour of Dublin and the second half of the day is free to use the open-top bus and dinner on our own. We are staying a few extra days so not depart for home (Atlanta) until July 29th. I was thinking we would stay in Dublin those days but see that almost all hotels are booked because Garth Brooks will be in town for several concerts while we are there. I'm concerned downtown will be so packed with everyone in town we will be better off going somewhere else. Thoughts? I had thought about going just north of the airport but not sure where to go. Belfast was a thought but it's 2 hours away from the airport and we fly out at noon on the 29th....not sure I want a 2 hour drive back that morning. Not sure what to do.....Dublin with crowds or go somewhere else. One last thing, as my daughter is a HUGE One Direction fan, she would like to go to Mullingar. :) THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!