Oh, you'd have to go a good way out if you want to avoid overpricing and tourists, to be honest.
As far as I remember, the prices up in Swords were around the same as you'd pay in the Centre and you don't have that much choice. The pubs are pretty much interchangeable. And I don't know about accomodation, it's quite close to the Airport so a lot of people tend to stay there rather than in the city.
But I am open to anything. Malahide is nice, although I haven't been there very often and it's on the dart line which would be handy for transportation. I don't really know the pubs or restaurants there, so I couldn't recommend anything.
We'll find pubs and bars/restaurants easy enough.
So Phil can you recommend an area/street that has hotels in it?
Apologies, but I just made another executive decision... I'm getting good at this!!
In the best interest of everyone involved (so far) and for anyone in the Europe forum considering joining the meet-up, I think some information should be "localized". I have broken the rules a bit and posted Jase's suggestions in the Europe thread also - editing out the Gelli comment. I have recommended that all suggestions/recommendations about accommodations, eateries and such be posted in Europe. It keeps all the information in one place and visible to other interested members. I think this thread will keep going anyway, mainly with banter and discussions about city center or outskirts, who will wear the Leprechaun outfit, who will be the pirate, and so on. Hope that sounds fair. I don't care for someone to miss something important because they didn't check both threads.
Yeah, that's just me - trying to simplify things. Okay, now I'm done making decisions. At least until I make the next one..
There's hardly any area or street in it. I don't really know much about hotels around here, I usually don't stay in any.
For Central Dublin, usually the South Side is nicer but a bit more expensive, on the North Side Clontarf is quite nice and reasonably central (about 10 minutes from the Centre by Car).
I might just take the bike, the protective gear could come in useful then
Everyone is in the same location - so no losing or never finding people (Gelli take note you pisshead).
In fairness, without that, we'd never have ended up in a brothel and i also wouldnt have been traeted to the sight of a female scaling a several metre high wall so she can have a piss in the hedge, images which will stay with me for a while...
Now if you like any of these just say so or if you have your own idea please put it down.
I have friends in Dublin so am ok for accom, and can probably persuade them to allow 2 or 3 others in as well if they want to crash.
A friend of mine is manager of a hostel. No idea if they do private rooms or whatever, but i will ask. And if they have, for example, rooms with 6beds, shouldn't be too hard to arrange to have a rtoom or two for us pissheads put aside. And we can probably conn the manager into joining us as well, providing there is booze and (much worse) dancing.
Is it worth asking?
Due to the Ryder Cup being held on the weekend of the impending
How odd... Last ryder cup was when the first Tp p1ssup was, and I seem to remember that the day after the meet, I'd hooked up with somne guys for an amazing night out in Dublin. Except we all fancied watching the golf instead, so went and found a quiet pub to watch instead of hitting the bars and clubs. And despite how bad that sounds, we all actually enjoyed it!
Ryder Cup not a bad thing - except for hotel bookings... We like golf... Play like sh*t, but so what... Working on alternatives...