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11. Posted by redknight5 (Full Member 80 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

awesome place!! THE BEST! the irish are class

stay at the Gresham on O'Connell Street :)

12. Posted by NatDoog (Budding Member 20 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Pretty much any pub in Dublin is great, If I had to choose I would say avoid Temple Bar - you could be anywhere so if you really want to experience Dublin I would suggest the following pubs:
Peters Pub
The Barge
O'Briens - fantastic pub, walking distance from the city, on Leeson St, ovr the canal
Kielys (in Donnybrook)

In terms of hostels, I would say definitely stick to the south side of the Liffey if you want to make it home safely and prefer hot showers without the vomit!! The hostels in Temple Bar are probably the best, even if the pubs aren't. Go for Oliver St John Gogertys or the other big one there (forgot the name, think it's Barnacles).

Dublin is expensive but you may as well enjoy it and forget the cost because you won't find many places that are cheap in the city areas. And you'll have such a good time that the cost will be irrelevant.

Have a great time! you'll love it! and the Irish are brilliant too!

13. Posted by sunicol (Full Member 93 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Depends on how long you're going to Dublin for, a weekend is kinda short and you'll have plenty to get up to in the evenings judging by the advice you've already been given. There is a great mix of older pubs full of character as well as the newer, people watching spots. Grogans is an institution on Castle Market off South William St (in btw grafton & george st) and always full of interesting people whereas Cafe en Seine and Ron Blacks on Dawson St (opp side of Grafton) is full of the polished and buffed. Depends on what you're in the mood for.

If you have more time in Ireland, I would definitely sugest getting over to Galway to get the artsy feel and see a bit of the country side on your way.


14. Posted by megs79 (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was in Dublin for a week in November. I did a cool tour called Wild Wicklow which was pretty cool. It was an all day trip (about 7 hours), but we got to see the beautiful country side. We drove by where they shot braveheart which is where the guiness estate is. I have a picture of it on my home page.

We stayed in Temple Bar at a hotel (Blooms hotel) which was about $90 US a night and included a good breakfast. It was small, but clean and was a great location to walk to the sights or get public transportation. It was about a 5 min walk to Grafton St. and near tons of bars. We went to a cool club called Rogue while we were there.

15. Posted by adzs2500 (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hi guys one step further booked the flights. now does any one know of any really good hostels which have a twin dorm ( its my birthday me and the lady would like a lil privacy ;-) ) the dates we need are 17th may till 20th thanks guys

16. Posted by sunicol (Full Member 93 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was born and bred here so don't really know the hostels in terms of private rooms etc but I hear Avalon House and Kinlay House are prob 2 of the best. A lot of hostels are on Gardiner St which is near to the bus station but kinda grimy so if you get one on the south of the river you're better off. You can catch the blue aircoach into the city from outside the arrivals area. It's E7 one way and stops at the top of O'Connell St, outside Kinlay House and then again at Trinity College. The regular bus is about E3 one way and stops at the bus station and the train station. Have a ball, I miss it hugely :D

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