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bigjakesrq
post Dec 1 2009, 03:24 PM
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So, I have decided to go to Dublin for St.Paddy's Day. I'm planning on staying from the 16th to the 18th or 19th. I'll be traveling with my good friend, we're both in our mid twenties. If you guys could help me with a few questions I'd be be grateful.

First, What is the cheapest way to get from London to Dublin?

I was trying to stay in a hotel near Temple Bar, I was told that was one of the big pub districts. Do you know of any descent hotel or hostels in that area?

Would Temple Bar be the best place to celebrate the St.Patty's day holiday?

Are the any must see's while I'm in Dublin. What would you want to see if you had a few day's in Dublin?

Anything else I should know before I travel to Dublin?

Thank you in advance for your help, Chance
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post Dec 1 2009, 03:38 PM
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Ohhhh Kathryn et. al. will have something to say about this, I'm sure!

Where have all you Irelanders gone?



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post Dec 1 2009, 08:03 PM
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Ah Louise, I was in Portugal sure!

Jake, I just replied to your London one and then saw this!

Cheapest way from London to Dublin is via skyscanner (this will search all the airlines for you, but you should book in advance as it gets more expensive towards Paddy's Day

Temple Bar is the main tourist drinking area - but it will attract higher prices for that reason, and it will be noisier, depending on what you want. To book a hotel, try and get one with a Dublin postcode that is 4 or less - then you'll be city centre. 'Dublin 1 &3' are north of the river, and 'Dublin 2&4' are south, but all are central. Late rooms is a good site

It's not the best place for St Paddy's Day (Temple Bar) - you want to be out on the streets for the parades etc, and it will be really obvious where this will happen - just follow the crowds!! In the evening it will be good - but packed!!

Things not to miss - Kilmainham Gaol - for history (but very good!); Viking Splash (for the craic!); the Rock n Roll bus tour!


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post Dec 17 2009, 04:38 PM
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Also, if you're looking for free things to do in Dublin, sign up to the weekly newsletter: Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) The link is for the Facebook group, but you have to subscribe (for free of course!) to the e-mails. My friend Jeorg writes it and it comes out every Friday smile.gif


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