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    • FruitLover's Profile Photo

      London - Dublin: alternative transportation

      by FruitLover Online Now Jan 7, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      Hello folks,

      Are there recommended types of transportation from London to Dublin (land +cruise)?

      Durations?
      Costs?
      Interesting views on the way?

      Thanks in advance!
      Avi

      4 Answers Jan 8, 2015 at 4:18 AM
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      Where to go at night (particularly interested in Christmas night)

      by Mikhail_Shutov Online Now Dec 9, 2014 at 2:47 AM

      We (me and my wife) are going to visit Dublin from 21st of December to 28th of December. We don't know where to go at Christmas Eve and at Christmas. We want to go to some pub os something alike and celebrate with other people to feel the Spirit of Christmas.
      We are not Irish :)

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM
    • Day tours from Dublin

      by adar1122 Online Now Oct 7, 2014 at 5:21 AM

      HI everyone. I love nature views ang great atmosphire so I think Ireland will be very interesting for a visit. I wanna go next year in June but I want to order flights and hostels in advanced. I don't want to rent a car... I checked and saw this company paddywagon for day tours from dublin... Do you know by any chance if thats the best tour company there? should I book a hostel for 10 days in dublin and go each day for a tour? I first thought to book also a hostel in belfast but I see they're taking a day tour to the giant cosway and belfast too... should I book a hostel in galway for the aran islands? I wasn't sure if they're taking to that place from the day tour.... also someone recommended me to go to the hill of tara and they don't go there... do you know if it's possible to go there from dublin to a day trip by public trasportation? thanks!!

      15 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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      Looking for a good central hotel near good areas, restaurants, pubs but, quiet rooms. 3 star min.

      by charlesracine Online Now Sep 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      We are looking for a good hotel (not B&B) in Dublin close to the good tourist areas, restaurants and pubs though, quiet and quiet rooms with NO room to room noise. It should be a minimum 3 or 4 Star and if you have a specific hotel, please advise. We looked at a recent VT posting for the Camden Court Hotel, 4 star and it looked good, thanks to Beausoleil. All other suggestions are appreciated. Thanks to all VT comments.

      4 Answers Oct 10, 2014 at 2:17 AM
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      Saturday 11th, October. Any special event?

      by Miguelzgz Online Now Sep 26, 2014 at 2:08 AM

      Hello.
      We are searching for an hotel in Dublin for our final leg of our trip to Ireland. I don´t know if it is normal, but many hotels are fully booked that night, and prices are very high...then the day after everything is available and less expensive. Is there any special event that is causing this, or is it normal? Or maybe it is just me and a case of "bad luck in my search?".
      It is not a big problem as we´ll have a hired car, so we can spend that night out of Dublin and arrive the day after, but we would like to know.

      Thanks anyway...we are really looking forward the trip!!

      8 Answers Sep 28, 2014 at 3:01 AM
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      Searching for an hotel in my way to the north.

      by Miguelzgz Online Now Sep 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      Hello all...it is going to be our first time in Ireland.
      We'll land in Dublin, then we´ll pick up our hired car and we would like to drive some kilometres to the north(not many, just to scape from the airport...) Do you have any suggestion for a nice hotel in that direction?
      Next day we plan to stop in Bru No Boinne in our way to Belfast. Any suggestion on the itinerary is very welcomed.

      5 Answers Sep 12, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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      Adelaide Square, Dublin 8

      by Aussie73 Online Now Sep 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Is this a nice place/area to stay and is it relatively safe to walk to Temple Bar etc from there?

      4 Answers Sep 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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      post marathon fun?

      by tartanboro Online Now Aug 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      I'm in the fair city at the end of October for 3 days, looking for some recommendations to see the local side of Dublin (good food, drink, and atmosphere), and also if anyone can recommend where to get a sports massage (after the run, otherwise no dancing!!)

      3 Answers Sep 3, 2014 at 3:15 AM
    • Where to stay?

      by StephenM25 Online Now Jul 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM

      Fellow travelers, I'm looking for a good place to stay fairly close to Dublin Airport the night before we leave for home. we are currently booked at one of the on-site hotels at the airport, but feel like that mauy not be the best end to what we hope will be a spectacular 10 day exploring Ireland. If anyone has any good recommendations I would appreciate your feedback!
      Also, when arriving in Dublin where is the best place to convert US dollars to Euros to get the best rate?

      Thanks!

      steve

      5 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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      2 Days in Dublin

      by smohary Online Now Jul 25, 2014 at 9:25 AM

      My wife and 2 adult children will arrive in Dublin on August 5th. I know there are a lot of "must see" items on the tourist guides, but should we try to hit them or just wander aimlessly about town and seek out the local places to eat and sip a Guiness or two?

      5 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 5:04 PM
    • Don't want to be rude.

      by VivianP1 Online Now Jul 6, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      I don't want to be a rude visitor. What is considered rude behavior by tourists in Ireland?

      12 Answers Jul 13, 2014 at 8:20 AM
    • NYC coming to dublin

      by eyeofThetiger Online Now May 28, 2014 at 5:44 AM

      Me and my friends, we're all females ( early to late 20s) plan on going to Dublin for one day. We we be there all day and night Thursday, Any good spots to go to? To embrace the culture and night life ! ! yes

       

      1 Answer May 28, 2014 at 6:50 AM
    • Dublin to London / TOD / Raileasy

      by dewijones Online Now May 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      A friend of mine ( not a native English speaker ) is in Dublin at the moment.
      She has bought TOD ( Ticket on departure ) tickets back to London
      But is seems there are no TOD machines in Dublin
      raileasy.co.uk/information/s...

      I have told her to go to the station and talk to someone

      What is the best coourse of action here ??

      thanks

      2 Answers May 28, 2014 at 2:04 AM
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      about StayCity Church Christ Apartment

      by monide4 Online Now May 21, 2014 at 8:39 AM

      Has Anyone on here ever stayed at StayCity Christ Church on High Street in Dublin? Would love to know a little more about it and the surroundings and more important..the grocery stores so I can cook a little to save money.....

      2 Answers May 23, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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      Confused on what to wear? :-/

      by monide4 Online Now May 21, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      I will be in Dublin Ireland June 10th-19th...I have read that yes, it will rain unexpectedly at any given time...and to wear layers...BUT I just am not sure if I should bring sweaters? My favorite Boots? I have my light water proof jacket ready...but still all I have read is layer your clothing..get ready for rain, sun, cloudy, and cool weather.....Normal weather is 62-65 in June but still would just love to know what to actually pack ...it is like I am panicking on bringing the wrong clothing...lol Please if anyone could help calm my packing nerves and just give me some help on what is a must for June clothing in Dublin Ireland would be so very AWESOME!!!!
      Monica

      15 Answers May 29, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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      Dublin to Edinburgh

      by Pauline01 Online Now May 11, 2014 at 9:42 AM

      Is a day trip doable from dublin to Edinburgh? What about customs?

      4 Answers May 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM
    • SWAP IRELAND

      by poie44 Online Now May 5, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      My son is going to Ireland on a "work holiday" through SWAP organization. I can't find anything on line from anyone who's done this recently. I think it's done through their Irish partner called USIT - does anyone know anything about this and whether it works well?

      1 Answer May 7, 2014 at 1:18 AM
    • One day cruise stop

      by WorldPilgrim2 Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      We will be in Dublin on Friday, May 16th from noon to 10 pm. We have not been there before. What would be your recommendation for the day?

      Walt

      8 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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      Central Dublin Hotel or B&B

      by the_dutchman Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Any suggestion for a decent hotel or B&B in Central Dublin around mid June? It should be for two persons (my wife and myself) and should have a private bathroom. Help me out please. Thank you,
      Gerry The-Dutchman

      9 Answers Apr 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM
    • Collecting a foot passenger from Dublin Ferry Port

      by PhilippaJ1961 Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 4:53 AM

      Hi, My daughter is arriving from Holyhead to Dublin next week and I have no idea if I can drive onto the ferry port if I am not actually using the ferry myself. Can someone please tell me if I can get close to the terminal building so I can pick her up. She has just had an operation and doesnt need more stress not knowing where I will be.

      2 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM
    • Money conversion

      by Ms.Omalley Online Now Feb 28, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      What is the best way to change dollars to euros, before I leave US or when I get there ? Do I use debit cards or credit cards, which is more economical.?

      11 Answers May 23, 2014 at 9:05 AM
    • Money conversion

      by Ms.Omalley Online Now Feb 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      First time traveling outside US, Keep getting different answers regarding how to exchange dollars for euros. What is the best way ? Before I leave US, debit cards there, or banks there> help!

      3 Answers Mar 1, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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      Dublin 27th July

      by lettychuffy Online Now Feb 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      This summer we are planning a visit round the Uk. We booked a flight from Liverpool to Dublin for the 27th -28th July .We want to spend a night there .What was our surprise we couldnt find a decent place at a good price . As you can imagine we are on a budget so could anyone suggest a place to stay near ther centre . That weekend most places are sold out the day we need to stay or are very expensive .
      Also while I am here I would be grateful for any information to help us during our day and half stay . thank you very much :)

      18 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 11:04 PM
    • Luggage issues

      by jennisexton Online Now Feb 22, 2014 at 8:24 PM

      We are flying into Dublin for two days, then taking a short flight to Scotland for four days, then come back to Ireland for a driving tour outside Dublin. The flight to Scotland only allows for a small bag on the flight. Is there somewhere safe to store our larger bags while we are out of the country that's cheap/safe? We won't be staying in the same hotel after our return to Ireland.

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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      Arctic monkeys July 12

      by gerardmush Online Now Feb 16, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      Hi fellow VTs

      I am taking 3 fourteen year old boys for weekend and I an looking for reasonably priced 2 bed roomed accommodation but maybe not a hostel preferably around the location of AM concert in Rathfarnum,,
      please help

      Gerry

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 2:29 AM
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      Buses Airport to City centre

      by taurean_traveller Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      My friend is arriving at Dublin airport and wants to know the number of the Bus that will take him close to Lower Abbey Street where his hotel is situated.
      I know the 747 goes to the centre but have forgotten the others that are cheaper.
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Jan 30, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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      Time at Dublin Airport for a fight within Europe

      by yooperprof Online Now Jan 14, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      After a night at a hotel close to the airport in Dublin, I have a 6.50 am flight on Aer Lingus to Lyon FR. How much time do I need to reserve for check-in and security? The flight is on a Saturday if that makes any difference. Thanks!

      6 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM
    • Please help identify this Dublin hotel/guesthouse

      by aussiegal1 Online Now Jan 10, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      I will be traveling to Dublin later in the year and was hoping to stay in a hotel/guesthouse I saw once on a favourite tv show. I have no idea about the name but am hoping that someone on the forum may be able to help me identify it by recognising any of the following features:

      GENERAL DETAILS

      • Traditional style (high ceilings, chandeliers, dado rails on walls, fancy cornices and high kickboards)

      ROOM

      • The specific room featured in the show was a suite (started with a D - I think it may have been 'The Director's Suite'??)
      • Wallpaper was of a cream colour and had handwriting on it
      • Above the dado rail there was a strip of small prints (two different recurring images of fairies or angels??)
      • Three large windows next to each other (from ceiling down to dado) - the top of a large tree is visible from here
      • Bed has a high arched blue upholstered headboard
      • Blue carpet with a pattern of recurring pale mark
      • Curtains are cream with gold lines making a diamond pattern
      • Seems to be a fairly large room
      • White bathroom with double vanity and a small black chandelier
      • Note: As you open the door to the suite, there is a tiny alcove and you have the door to the bathroom directly in front of you and a door to the bedroom to your right.

      HALLWAY 1

      • Wall above dado rail painted creamy tan
      • Wall below dado rail painted deep red
      • White trims and doors
      • Mirrors and artwork decorations
      • Small straight hall (just a lift opening to approx. 6 doors, inc. fire escape)
      • The suite is at the end of the hall - directly facing the lift.

      HALLWAY 2

      • Silver wallpaper above dado rail (sort of a floral diamond pattern)
      • Painted a deep red below dado rail
      • White trims and doors
      • Unlike the other hallway this one (which I think is on a lower floor) has alcoves and other halls leading off in different directions.

      LIFT

      • Relatively small and seems to have doors that open on either side
      • Side interior walls are mirrored

      I have trawled through countless Dublin accommodation websites trying to find the right hotel/guesthouse from the hundreds on offer with no luck and would be very grateful for any suggestions from fellow 'forumers' who may be able to help me identify this place. Thanks!!! smiley

      12 Answers Jan 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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      Shopping opening hours

      by windcity Online Now Dec 23, 2013 at 3:49 AM

      Will the shops in Grafton Street be open on Sunday (29/12/13), Do they close early on Sundays ?
      Is it possible to purchase a ticket for the Hop on-hop off bus from the driver, Do you know the price.
      We are only there for the day so would like to cram lots in, weather permitting !!
      Many thanks & a Happy Christmas

      10 Answers Dec 24, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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      Dublin ireland

      by Dender Online Now Dec 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      I will be in Dublin for 5 days at the end of this month. Any do's and dont's?

      5 Answers May 23, 2014 at 9:14 AM