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Dublin in General
Member Name: cookiestar2000
Dublin in General
Advantages: Great shops, great atmosphere, great city
Disadvantages: one way streets
I recently visited Dublin with my mum and dad. We had a great time as it is a lovely city and their is plenty to do. We watched Riverdance which was excellent and spent days shopping.
When we decided to arrange a trip to Dublin we were told about the lovely towns and villages around the edge of Dublin and by the coast. To visit these places we thought we would hire a car as it would be easier than trying to catch buses which it was but if you don't live in the centre of Dublin it is a nightmare to get to a destination. You probably only need to get to the end of the road you're on but can't because of the one way signs and the one way turns. The idea is good to control traffic but to get somewhere quick isn't.
If you are going to visit Dublin for a few days i would suggest you don't hire a car unless you really know your way round or unless you can find a dublin street map with all of the one way street signs on then maybe you'd get to where you want on time.
Apart from the driving i really recommend visiting dublin. The city is amazing. Walking down the streets at night the atmosphere is incredible you can hear the music from all the different pubs.
Also if you like visiting museums and other attractions like that there are plenty. There are arranged bus tours around Dublin where you can hop-on and hop-off buses to visit which attractions you prefer.
The food is great with most pubs serving traditional irish stew and other traditional foods also the traditional beverages. Like Guinness, which you can also visit the Guinness factory and learn about the history of it which is really interesting.
If you prefer a little villages and town but would like to travel from Dublin centre, I visited Bray, which is on the coast and Wicklow where there was a nice little cafe where i had my breakfast.
We also went past the famous Temple bar which has its own souvenir shop. The atmosphere inside looked brilliant, there was a live band on inside and everyone was enjoying themselves. The temple bar itself is situated down a little cobbled street which gives it a great look.
So if you are going to Dublin make sure you give yourself enough time to visit the top attractions and remember join in the fun, its great.
Summary: I really enjoyed the short break