Okay so I'm planning ahead a bit here (we're not off to Ireland until the summer), but as part of our trip we're going to be based in Wicklow for 8 days. We'll have a car so could easily drive to Dublin for day trips, but looking at the Irish rail site it seems there is a direct train from Wicklow to Dublin (although doesn't appear to be very frequent at present). Hopefully someone local/with knowledge can help me with a few questions:
- Is it a better idea to get the train to Dublin rather than drive (in terms of avoiding traffic, difficult to park etc)?
- Presumably the station at Dublin is fairly central for walking around and sightseeing?
- Do the trains run quite frequently from Wicklow-Dublin (and back) during the summer, or is it just a couple per day?
- Looking at my map, it seems that the railway line runs up the coast from Wicklow: is it a nice picturesque journey?
Thanks in advance