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  1. #1
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    Dublin layover recs

    24 hours. Whatcha got?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    In 2016 I stayed at The Leeson Lodge, moderately priced, great location. Then I walked around and drank Guinness.
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    I'd prolly do this:
    http://www.dublinpubcrawl.com

    Maybe not literally the tour, but in Dublin you almost owe it to yourself to get drunk at a bar and get into a scrap, either over a girl named Molly Malone, or the virtues of whether Joyce or Yeats was a better writer
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    Judges smoke it, even the lawyer too...So you've got to legalize it..." Peter Tosh

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    Twenty Four hours? Meet me in Istanbul tomorrow afternoon. There's gotta be a watering hole close to the airport where we can get hammered and then launch a new Crusade.

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    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    Just stay in the airport, buy a rare bottle of Tyrconnell, and park your ass near a bathroom with some James Joyce.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    The Columbus Zoo

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    Mid-May through November are the Hurling and Gaelic Football seasons and Croke Park in Dublin is the national home and headquarters for both of them, catch a game if you can, it's crazy and the fans are great. Croke Park is right in the middle of the city basically.

    https://www.gaa.ie/tickets/

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    Nice! Thanks all. Think I’m going to try and take in a game
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Last time we were there, by pure luck, it was the national championship for both sports, they're held one after the other on the same day. My son and I scalped tickets on the street and had a blast. Croke Park is a big modern stadium, seats 80-some thousand, and the atmosphere is awesome. I highly recommend it.

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    Sport is incredibly huge there. A friend's gf works for the Irish Rugby Union and gave me a tour of their headquarters in Dublin, really cool!
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    If you can make it work, hop a bus to Glendalough http://www.glendalough.ie, and go to Wicklow Mountains National Park.https://www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie
    We visited Dublin after living in London for about 5 months. We went on St Patty's Day, and came to realize 2 things. 1. St Patty's Day, as we know it, is an American holiday. Most of the bars were closed. 2. Dublin is a small London with green buses.
    So we decided to get out of there, and asked one of the locals where they would go. Key was, it had to have a hostel. We ended up in Glendalaugh, and it was like a living Irish Spring commercial. I don't think I've ever seen prettier scenery. Totally worth the trip, which should be about a 30-40 min. bus ride south, but these days I would probably just Uber it.

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    Looks like you were there yesterday. Hope you had fun.

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