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    Dublin Ireland Advice Needed

    Heading to Dublin, Ireland for work tomorrow for a week. Weather is supposed to be terrible and dark, but I'm from Seattle so it will feel like home. I'll have some evenings and then all day Saturday free. Any recommendations on places to see or eat are appreciated. I don't drink, so that might impact recommendations though I am touring the Guinness factory for a work event.

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    Book of Kells (sp?) and long room library were cool (also just walk around Trinity college).

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    Near the book of Kells is another museum - a book museum - which sounds weird but check out the website and see if it interests you - had ancient manuscripts like the Dead Sea scrolls and old stuff like that. Was worth an hour IMHO. Guinness factory is legit even if you don’t drink.

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    I was just cruising around Ireland last week.

    The book of kells/ long room was a mild disappointment since about 95% of the books have been removed for cleaning.

    The Guiness storeroom was also a disappointment IMO, it just wasn't all that interesting. Compared to any other brewery tour I've been on, I'd put it near the bottom.

    The Irish whiskey museum was so much more interesting. Totally worth going just for the history, even for a non drinker. I'm not even a whiskey fan.

    Wandering around the temple bar area was really cool.

    The Irish national archeological museum was free, huge, and exceptional.

    If you have time to explore areas outside of Dublin, do it

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    Dublin Ireland Advice Needed

    Find some place to eat at Temple Bar. You can enjoy lots about Dublin without getting doused in Guinness. Also, Hawksmoor puts out a decent steak (near the Whiskey museum and west entrance of Trinity College) and operates in an old bank with an interesting interior.

    Dublin City is easy to walk, weather dependent. The cathedrals are interesting. The stained glass at St Patrick’s Cathedral is really impressive. A walk through Trinity College is easy and a pretty campus.

    Finally, Grafton Street for overpriced trinkets and souvenirs.
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    If you’ve read James Joyce’s Ulysses, then a bloomsday tour is required, I think.

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    Easy quick bus ride will get you here.

    https://glendalough.ie

    Which will then get you here-
    https://www.nationalparks.ie/wicklow/things-to-do/

    It is an awesome park. Like being in an Irish Spring commercial.

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    I liked the Stags Head pub in Temple Bar a lot. I was too young to know if it was legit or just a touristy place that fit my notion of what an Irish pub in Dublin would be. I’d still go back though.

    https://stagshead.ie/

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyk View Post
    If you’ve read James Joyce’s Ulysses, then a bloomsday tour is required, I think.
    How many people have actually read Ulysses? Come on.

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    Go to a working class pub and yell “you paddies were better off when England ran this place. GOD SAVE THE KING.”

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    Swim here nekked:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Foot

    It was bracing but felt like the right thing to do.
    Walk around the town, hit lots of bars, meet folks, enjoy.
    Great town!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post
    How many people have actually read Ulysses? Come on.
    If you haven’t, you’re missing out on such phrases as “The onehandled adulterer” (referring to Horatio Nelson”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    The Irish national archeological museum was free, huge, and exceptional.

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    Absolutely- must visit. I just walked in without waiting in a line.

    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    I liked the Stags Head pub in Temple Bar a lot. I was too young to know if it was legit or just a touristy place that fit my notion of what an Irish pub in Dublin would be. I’d still go back though.

    https://stagshead.ie/
    And yes, I enjoyed this pub a lot.

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    Thanks, everyone. Mags never fail. Wandered around old town tonight before my work dinner but will have most of the day Friday and all day Saturday to explore. Dublin feels pretty small. Much more diverse than I expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Easy quick bus ride will get you here.

    https://glendalough.ie

    Which will then get you here-
    https://www.nationalparks.ie/wicklow/things-to-do/

    It is an awesome park. Like being in an Irish Spring commercial.
    Had no idea you could take the bus to Glendalough! Had a colleague drive a few of us out there for the day and we hiked out to the west end of the lake. We even got a rainbow. The old round tower and ancient cathedral remains were fascinating. Definitely worth the effort if you have time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit Man View Post
    Had no idea you could take the bus to Glendalough! Had a colleague drive a few of us out there for the day and we hiked out to the west end of the lake. We even got a rainbow. The old round tower and ancient cathedral remains were fascinating. Definitely worth the effort if you have time!
    Well you could in 1995. We rolled into Dublin for St Patty's day and quickly realized it was not the same holiday as it is in America. The one open pub we could find had a very helpful bartender that recommended we take the bus over there. After they let us use the phone to book the hostel, we jumped on a bus blind. It was an awesome call. Made the trip. After being in London for 3 months prior, we felt like Dublin was just a small London with green busses. We needed something a bit different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    Well you could in 1995. We rolled into Dublin for St Patty's day and quickly realized it was not the same holiday as it is in America. The one open pub we could find had a very helpful bartender that recommended we take the bus over there. After they let us use the phone to book the hostel, we jumped on a bus blind. It was an awesome call. Made the trip. After being in London for 3 months prior, we felt like Dublin was just a small London with green busses. We needed something a bit different.
    Small London is my impression so far. Much smaller. I've seen enough already that I'm likely to head out of the city for Saturday. Looking weather dependent but forecast is improving.

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    Bar Pez has been recommended more than once by friends if you're into wine bars with a serious, modern list and small plates. Think Le Caviste, if you are familiar, with a more seafood focused food menu.

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    Looks like a lot of you Mags have been to Dublin!

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    That is why I'm obligated to go back

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatty View Post
    Looks like a lot of you Mags have been to Dublin!
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