1. I stay at the Academy Plaza when I'm in Dublin - it's not too basic and it's not too expensive - perfect for a couple of evenings and it's quite central.
  2. hey there
    im living in dublin and the following can be done in 2 days
    if you wanna travel around dublin on the buses

    are you flying in if so you can stay here :!execute.action

    transfer to and from airport :

    if staying in city ? try here
    they have apartments within walking distance dublin
  3. Thank you, I'll look into it.
  4. Thanks for the tips. What is the weather like at the end of July? I have no idea what to pack.
  5. bring various light layers where you can wear a number of light ones -- also a rainjacket
  6. Should be hot actually but often a risk of light showers. Have a great time, I know you will. Maybe you will visit the north too? Belfast is fab
  7. Thanks for the response. We are planning to bring packable rain jackets and compact umbrellas.

    I don't think we will have enough time to visit the north. We are only in Dublin for 2 days.

    What is the fastest way to get to the airport from the Conrad Dublin? I've searched online and there are several options via bus or taxi, but I think taxi would be the best option even though it is more costly. Any other suggestions?
  8. not sure if youve been or not but try the following links for transfers to city

    Turn left as you leave the front door of the airport and you will see the blue and sometimes white buses of Aircoach. Pay for your ticket from the little kiosk. Get the Leopardstown route Aircoach as far as Leeson Street. When you get off the bus you walk back down the street about 60 yds and turn left on to Earlsfort Terrace. Your hotel is about 30 yds away. It's a nice hotel in a great location. Directly across the road is the National Concert Hall. Behind the Hall is a lovely park sometimes referred to Dublin's secret park called the Iveagh Gardens.
  9. Thanks for the info. We are actually at the airport leaving Dublin and moving on to Glasgow. We really enjoyed Dublin and did mostly walking (even in the rain). Such a beautiful city, would definitely recommend and we are definitely coming back!!
  10. My friends and I are planning a backpacking trip through Europe next summer and are thinking about places to see in Ireland. We're wanting the more scenic experience versus the beer tours and all, so any recommendations? We are looking at Galway and the Cliffs of Moher...
  11. I'm visiting Dublin, Galway and cork. Any suggestions? We'll rent a car and drive around for one week. I would appreciate any tip. Thanks!

  12. Of you can fit in a day in Northern Ireland, I highly recommend it. The giants causeway was my favorite part of my trip to Ireland. We did not get to Galway unfortunately. Killarney was lovely - wonderful music and pubs. I also enjoyed seeing Tara and knoweth just outside of Dublin if you are into ancient history.
  13. I'm leaving Northern Ireland for next time, as I want to see it in detail.
    Thank you for your ideas!
  14. Hey ladies, heading to Ireland in about 3 weeks. Any recommendations for Dublin? Where to eat/ drink? What can't I miss? Thanks !!
  15. My favorite thing to do in Ireland is to hop on the train (DART) from Dublin and travel towards Dalkey. You'll get a beautiful view of the coast and Dalkey is very organic with wonderful people and food.

    I'm not sure if you would be interested in Jameson Irish Whiskey, but The Old Jameson Distillery is a really awesome tour. I wasn't too impressed with the Guiness tour, but recommended the Jameson to many folks and they loved it. They have a great restaurant there too.