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Postby Dab051176 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:48 pm

A slightly random question I know, but here goes.... :wink:

I won't bore you with the reason why, but I've had to change my travel plans to and from Donegal next month, so now I've got 6 hours to kill in Dublin on my way home!!! Nice enough place though Dublin Airport is, I don't think I can kill that much time in the airport without losing my sanity (or what little I've got, anyway!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: ), so I thought I'd go into Dublin City Centre until I have to check in for my flight home.

It's shamefully ages since I've been into Dublin itself, so bearing in mind the limited time I'll have, does anybody have any suggestions for places that are "must see"?! Any suggestions gratefully received!!! Thanks!!!
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Postby Grania » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:42 pm

I highly recommend a place on Nassau Street 'Celtic Note' record shop :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously, I'm afraid I can't suggest anything else, but I'm following this topic, I've got about 24 hours to kill. My hotel is actually at Dublin airport, so if anyone's got any suggestions, not least about getting into the city centre, I'm all ears :wink:

Thanks Dave :wink: I wouldn't have thought about a topic!
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Postby Dab051176 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:04 pm

Grania wrote:I highly recommend a place on Nassau Street 'Celtic Note' record shop :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously, I'm afraid I can't suggest anything else, but I'm following this topic, I've got about 24 hours to kill. My hotel is actually at Dublin airport, so if anyone's got any suggestions, not least about getting into the city centre, I'm all ears :wink:

Thanks Dave :wink: I wouldn't have thought about a topic!


Tá failte romhat, G - and thanks for the tip!!! :wink:

If your hotel is fairly near the airport terminal, there's a bus into Dublin (10 Euros return, I think I read somewhere). That's going to be my tactic, anyway, because the airport is a good way out of the city (15km, if I remember). If I can find the shuttle bus website again, I'll PM you the link.

If the cost of a taxi to Naul is anything to go by, it'd cost a fair bit to get into the City Centre that way, unless you can split the cost.

Hope that helps.
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Postby Dubhy63 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:30 pm

Dave,since your time is limited ,getting to the city centre and back to the airport will eat a good bit out of the 6 hours.Grania's suggestion is a good option for you,it's quite easy to get there when you take the 746 from the airport. :)
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http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/746/
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Postby Dab051176 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:01 pm

Thanks for the advice, Dubhy! :D

Just one more question.... I'll have my wheelchair with me, so ideally I'd want to get off the bus as close as I can to Nassau Street.

It's probably me being thick, but I can't see a stop listed for Nassau Street on that route! :wink: Which would you say is the nearest stop?

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Postby Dubhy63 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:11 pm

Dave,the stop in Kildare Street is close to the shop in Nassau Street,the stop in Dawson Street is the one to go when you want to go back to the airport. :)
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Postby Dab051176 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:47 pm

Dubhy63 wrote:Dave,the stop in Kildare Street is close to the shop in Nassau Street,the stop in Dawson Street is the one to go when you want to go back to the airport. :)


Excellent! Thanks for your help! :)
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Postby Grania » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:57 pm

You are a wonderful mine of information Dubhy :lol:
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Postby mise » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:08 pm

And perhaps you ve already been, but I always love going into the national museum and drool over all the lovely treasures they have there. To me it's the highlight of a Dublin visit.
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Postby Dubhy63 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:33 pm

mise,I've only been to the National Museum a few weeks ago and didn't even think about it . :oops:

The archaeology department of the museum is in Kildare Street,right beside the most unpopular buildings in the country. :mrgreen:
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Postby nessieq » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:46 pm

I *always* go to Trinity Library - they have ireland's oldest harp! And the book of Kells. And it's stuuuunning.
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Postby Dab051176 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:30 pm

Thanks for the advice, folks - that should easily pass the time!!!! :lol:

Who needs guide books, when you've got such a mine of information here?!!! :wink: :lol:
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