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Dublin - 3 days/4 nights - what to do? watch

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    Hi all

    I'm doing a 2nd year History module on modern Irish History at Uni and thought it might be a good idea to actually go over to Ireland to learn a bit more (any excuse for a weekend away!!).

    I want to do it on the absolutely cheap, hostel/travel over is £130 which isn't too bad. I'm lucky enough I have in early at Uni on Thursdays and not in till late on Mondays - so have the time! As I'm into history, do you think they'll be enough to do in that length of time and would £35 a day be too little? (I'd only be arriving late on the first night anyway) - only have to chance to grab some food.

    Any recommendations of what to see etc, where to drink (don't want to booze too much really!!). Want to know if its viable money wise, if not, I won't bother.


    Hey, you should visit Kilmainham prison - Its fascinating... Theres a bus from the centre that drops you right outside of it. Dublin is REALLY expensive!! Temple bar is lovely but can be pricey especially if your on £35 a day. There's pubs everywhere though but the drink isn't cheap. Or you could go to the Guinness gates on James' Street that, the smell of the brewery is amazing. Theres a sight seeing bus that goes all around Dublin too which you can get on/off any time
    £35 a day could get you by but I'd advise £50 a day to be comfortable.

    Dublin is extremely expensive.
    Attractions I'd recommend:
    * Kilmainham gaol
    * guiness factory.
    * Dublin Zoo
    * take an Easter Rising Walking tour.

    You're not leaving yourself with too much money but I am sure you'll manage. There are plenty of pubs but they are rather expensive too. Temple Bar as the other poster said is the most well known one. Enjoy yourself!

    If you're doing a history module I can't recommend Kilmainham Gaol enough, it's so interesting and really evocative. State museums in Ireland are free, so I'd recommend you go to Collins Barracks (you can walk along the quays to it), which is the History museum. There's also the National Musuem on Kildare St which specialises in early history, they have things like bog bodies and the Celtic gold hoards, definitely worth a trip. Next to that is the National Library, which has a great exhibition on W.B. Yeats; the building itself and the Reading Room are spectacular. There's also the Irish Writers Museum which looks at modern Irish authors.

    Beyond that you can explore Dublin's streets - walk up O'Connell St and see the GPO with the bullet holes from 1916, see the Garden of Remembrance, explore Stephen's Green and Merrion Square and see Oscar Wilde's statue. It's a great city for walking and wandering, enjoy!


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