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1. Posted by Khandilee (Respected Member 99 posts) 7y

I am seeking everyone's advice. I have booked flights to Rome and have a 22hr layover in Dublin (thought it might be fun). I am 39/female and traveling with my kids 21/son and 15/daughter.

Question: If you had one day in Dublin, what would you NOT miss? Please give me favorite tourist site, restaurant, pub, snack, local culture: whatever it is that you would NOT miss!!

I am also interested in information on transport to/from airport and a place to stay. We are traveling on a budget so please keep that in mind with your suggestions...

I cant wait to hear your suggestions....

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

St. Michan's church was great (took me 3 visits to finally make opening hours, though!). It's a very old church that has vaults open to the public, with some interesting coffins, skeletons, and even some poor Crusader who was so tall his knees had to be broken and folded back to fit in his pine box. They even let you touch his finger for good luck!

Also love a little bakery called Queen of Tarts--great desserts and coffee. It's like a child's dream in there...

There's also the Guinness Store and Jamison's distillery if you'd like some history and a little drink...

3. Posted by Khandilee (Respected Member 99 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

St. Michan's church was great (took me 3 visits to finally make opening hours, though!). It's a very old church that has vaults open to the public, with some interesting coffins, skeletons, and even some poor Crusader who was so tall his knees had to be broken and folded back to fit in his pine box. They even let you touch his finger for good luck!

Also love a little bakery called Queen of Tarts--great desserts and coffee. It's like a child's dream in there...

There's also the Guinness Store and Jamison's distillery if you'd like some history and a little drink...

Thanks for the quick reply!! Do you know if St Michan's is easily accessible by public transport? I think I saw this on a recent travel channel episode (Didn't pay much attention because at the time I wasn't planning to go to Ireland)! I'll try to hit the Queen of Tarts....love some sweets and coffee is always a plus. The Guinness Store and distillery are a definite!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Yes, I think the church was pretty close to the main area. We went on foot and we were staying just off O'Connell street.

5. Posted by Khandilee (Respected Member 99 posts) 7y

Thanks!! My daughter will probably not be real excited about this but I am sure that myself and son will enjoy it! Sacrifices...we all have to make them!

6. Posted by ladybug66 (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y

Regarding transport to and from the airport - there is a good bus service, the AirCoach, which goes from right outside the arrivals area - you can't miss it. Big blue bus. Goes into town in (depending on traffic) about 30 minutes.

This will drop you right on the "main street" - O'Connell Street. Where the Spire is. return trip to the airport is around €18.

Once on O'Connell Street there are lots of things within walking distance - the best thing to do however will be to jump on the Dublin Tour bus which, again, goes from O'Connell Street. There's a red bus tour and a green bus tour. If you want any information regarding routes around the city the Dublin Bus offices are (you guessed it) on O'Connell Street, very near the Spire.

the tour bus is the usual hop-on-hop off format. Brings you to all the interesting sites - plenty of churches and catherdrals to see. Brings you to the Guinness Storehouse and any of the musems that might take your fancy. Also brings you our to the zoo, if that's something you might like.

there will be plenty to take in in a day - Dublin isn't that big and then in the evening there are tonnes of bars and retaurants in and around the Temple Bar area which are great for sampling what Dublin has to offer.

Hope this helps!

S

7. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Hi,
two things: St Minchin's Church is situated right in the heart of Dublin near to the Jameson Distillery (another good spot to visit) and close to the Four Courts the scene of the Easter Rising in 1916. In the city centre there are many numerous Gallerys and Musuem, you can pick up a brochure at the information desk in Dublin Aiport's arrival hall.

As for transport, I know that the Air Bus is a good and efficient service but it's also a little pricey. I would take the Dublin Bus Air LINK bus which will drop you at Busaras Bus Station also in the heart of the city.

Hope this is some help. Enjoy your brief visit to Ireland.

8. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 7y

I was in Dublin last week, the cheapest link bus is 6.50 euros each way. If you need to get back to the airport anytime around rush hour, allow a good hour... thats how long it took me at around 5pm!

9. Posted by Khandilee (Respected Member 99 posts) 7y

Thanks everyone!! It looks like O'connell Street is the place to be for easy transport and sightseeing. Does anyone know of a great budget place to stay in the area? How about a 'not to be missed' place to eat? Or, a great traditional irish show/band?

10. Posted by ktlady (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

St Minchin's Church ..
I dont know why people are advising you to go there! The tour guide is very strange (not in a good way) and the tour was super boring! The Guiness factory was also a waste of money and time. The hop on hop off bus is probably the best option, as it takes you around places of interest and they come arond bout very 15 minutes, you can see a historic jail and some other parts of irish history. You could see more of dublin this way in a short time.