- 09-01-2009, 15:36 #21
Try and get on the round Dublin Bus tour. You can get on and off at any stop and then get on again. Gives you a good overview of the city and you can use it to get to some of the main places mentioned (Guinness, Jamesons etc.) Drivers keep up a v amusing informal commentary as well. They will make sure you know what the Hags with bags are and the Stiletto in the Ghetto etc!
Echo Lards endorsement of Sheridan's on Dame Street if you are a foodie."I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe
"I am a fully rounded human being, with a degree from the university of life, a diploma from the school of hard knocks, and three gold stars from the kindergarten of getting the shit kicked out of me".
— Captain Edmund Blackadder, Blackadder Goes Forth
- 09-01-2009, 15:45 #22
Re: DUBLINOriginally Posted by Edna-CloudsJust because you're paranoid does not mean they are not out to get you
- 09-01-2009, 15:46 #23
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Just remember that with the shite state of Â£ versus Euro and a 21.5% rate of VAT to boot some things can turn out a tad on the expensive sideYou, you're my mask
You're my cover, my shelter
You, you're my mask
You're the one who's blamed
Do, do my work
Do my dirty work, scapegoat
- 09-01-2009, 18:22 #24
Probably no help to you.But the best sex I ever had was in Dublin.
Just thought I would share that with you. :DOlder,but no wiser.
- 09-01-2009, 18:43 #25
The Porter House pub in Nassau Street is good, they've another in Parliment Street on the Edge of Temple Bar.
Food at Oliver St John Gogarty was reportedly quite poor recently. Good music upstairs if you don't mind the tourist thing.
Bewleys Coffee house well worth a visit for a taste of old Dublin.
If you're walking down to the Store House along Henry Street just be aware that it can be a little rough and is away from the main tourist area. Likewise be aware of the Quays late at night.
Enjoy it. Keep your wallet in your front pocket"The Americans will always do the right thing... After they've exhausted all the alternatives."
- Winston Churchill
- 09-01-2009, 18:46 #26
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The Porter House on Parliament St is good. You can also try Donnie & Nesbitts on Baggott Street."If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha" - Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw MC
- 09-01-2009, 19:00 #27
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- A small drinking village with a fishing problem
If Mrs Scruff has any interest in knitwear, aran jumpers etc send her off to Monaghan's Knitwer in Grafton Arcade on Grafton Street. Small family run store, I, and my family, have been dealing with them for over 40 years. Absolutely top quality and fair prices. Nicest Aran jumpers you will find unless your granny is from Inis Mor!Nuair a chacann caora, cacann siad uilig
Giving power and money to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teen-age boy - P.J. O'Rourke
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul - George Bernard Shaw
- 09-01-2009, 19:06 #28
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another thing to remember is that if you want to visit a nightclub don't turn up at 9 PM or even 10 - it'll probably be empty or not even open. Go after a visit to the pub at about 11 or 12"If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha" - Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw MC
- 09-01-2009, 19:24 #29
Porter House (there are 3 in Dublin, 1 in Bray (about 15 miles south) and 1 in London) is a great spot - mainly their own brews - beautiful!!
Night clubs get going between 1 & 2.
Good shopping in Henry Street & Grafton Street (bargain basement is Talbot Street).
Be warned Dublin is one of most expensive cities in Europe, having said that there is a 4* hotel offering rooms for â‚¬20 a night (Burkley Court I think it is).
Send a few hours in Collins Barracks (the National Museum) and do a bus tour maybe (there is an amphibious one that goes onto the Liffey and you pretend to be vikings
Bring lots of beer tokens - 5 Euro notes
Are you interested in anything in particular?
- 09-01-2009, 19:24 #30
I always thought that these guys had an interesting take on the "Bus Tour" tourist thing. I don't know how good the tour is as in all the time I was in Dublin I never got 'round to it (the attractions of Temple bar!).
Don't forget to Dukw!
EDIT: to add, that having read the blurb, it does not run in the Winter.Regards,