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Old 13 Jul 18, 11:11 PM  
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I have just booked 2 nights for my ds18 and myself next month. Bearing in mind we are not going to be there for long, what are the key things to see and do ?
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Quite a lot

Any hints maybe to the type of things you like?

And roughly where are you staying?
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We are staying at the ashling hotel, which I believe is up by Heuston station. DS would just like to see the main attractions
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Yes, it's very close. Below is a map I did for another visitor. The Ashling is down near the R109 sign just left of The Old Jameson Distillery.



For a 2 days visit I'd recommend the following:

Guiness Storehouse
Old Jameson Distillery
Kilmainham Gaol
Royal Hospital Kilmainham (just opposite Heuston) nice gallery
Trinity College (Book of Kells is here)
Dublin Castle
Both Cathedrals
Also very close to you is the Zoo and The Phoenix Park.


We have the normal hop on-off busses, a Viking Splash tour (great fun, but does not allow hop on-off, so limited use to explore). There is also a Ghost Bust tour at night which I'd highly recommend.

You might take a look at the DublinPass which also included the Hop On-Off tour which will take you to all the sights around the city. Just check the things you'd like to do and see how it works price wise. Most of the museums and galleries are free, so keep them in mind also. There are versions (Freedom ticket and GoHop are two) that include the Airport bus to the city centre, might also be worthwhile.

Another alternative is to buy a Leapcard (like an Oyster card) (I think there is a tourist version also) which give you access to all the public transport in the city. It's capped to a max spend of 10 per day no matter how much you use it. This would allow you to go further afield like Malahide, Howth, Dalkey, though 2 days might be a bit short for those.

Although close to many attraction The Ashling is probably about a 30m walk into the main City Centre (Trinity College for example), the Luas (tram system) goes from Heuston so that might be a good option for you with the Leapcard.

Unfortunately Dublin is not cheap when it comes to Food & Drink, but there is plenty to choose from. I made some suggestions on a previous thread here

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I would agree with the above. also Temple bar area is fab 😀

Dublin is such a fab city and the people are so friendly. We found that we walked a lot.

I could go a boxty ?sp and a Guinness now.
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I would agree with the above. also Temple bar area is fab 😀
I'm always a little reluctant to recommend Temple Bar. It's quite overpriced and can get very rowdy especially at night. For people in their mid 20s to mid 30s it's a good fun spot, but it's not really Dublin

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Dublin is such a fab city and the people are so friendly.


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I could go a boxty ?sp and a Guinness now.
Spot on with your spelling, they are actually very easy to make
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Yes, it's very close. Below is a map I did for another visitor. The Ashling is down near the R109 sign just left of The Old Jameson Distillery.



For a 2 days visit I'd recommend the following:

Guiness Storehouse
Old Jameson Distillery
Kilmainham Gaol
Royal Hospital Kilmainham (just opposite Heuston) nice gallery
Trinity College (Book of Kells is here)
Dublin Castle
Both Cathedrals
Also very close to you is the Zoo and The Phoenix Park.


We have the normal hop on-off busses, a Viking Splash tour (great fun, but does not allow hop on-off, so limited use to explore). There is also a Ghost Bust tour at night which I'd highly recommend.

You might take a look at the DublinPass which also included the Hop On-Off tour which will take you to all the sights around the city. Just check the things you'd like to do and see how it works price wise. Most of the museums and galleries are free, so keep them in mind also. There are versions (Freedom ticket and GoHop are two) that include the Airport bus to the city centre, might also be worthwhile.

Another alternative is to buy a Leapcard (like an Oyster card) (I think there is a tourist version also) which give you access to all the public transport in the city. It's capped to a max spend of 10 per day no matter how much you use it. This would allow you to go further afield like Malahide, Howth, Dalkey, though 2 days might be a bit short for those.

Although close to many attraction The Ashling is probably about a 30m walk into the main City Centre (Trinity College for example), the Luas (tram system) goes from Heuston so that might be a good option for you with the Leapcard.

Unfortunately Dublin is not cheap when it comes to Food & Drink, but there is plenty to choose from. I made some suggestions on a previous thread here

If there's anything else ask away and welcome to Dublin
Thank you so much for this. I have given DS your list and he is going to choose what he wants to do
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Originally Posted by pad406 View Post
I'm always a little reluctant to recommend Temple Bar. It's quite overpriced and can get very rowdy especially at night. For people in their mid 20s to mid 30s it's a good fun spot, but it's not really Dublin

Fair point, I would agree it is rather lively.



Spot on with your spelling, they are actually very easy to make
Are they?thats fab. I will need to try and make one.
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We have stayed at the Ashling twice, a really nice hotel with great breakfast. Walking distance to Guiness factory, Dublin Zoo and Kilmain Gaol (book in advance). Buy a tourist leap card at the airport and get to Heuston station and hotel is five minutes walk.
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