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Dublin October Itinerary

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Dublin October Itinerary

Hello, I will be arriving into Dublin from London on October 8th at noon. I plan on taking the Airlink bus into the City Center where my hotel is at. Suggestions on a local market in the city center to pick up snack items?

For the rest of the day I plan on checking out the Trinity Library to see the Book of Kells, walk down Grafton St, and if I have time to check out St Stephens Green. Any dinner suggestions?

2nd Day: St Patricks Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle. Lunch and dinner suggestions?

3rd Day: Cliffs of Mohr Day trip with Paddywagon Tours. Has anyone used them before? Reliable? I have not booked tickets yet.

4th Day: Giants Causeway Day trip again with Paddywagon Tours. Dinner suggestions in Dublin after a long day trip?

5th and Last Day: check out Guiness Storehouse that morning, afternoon tour of Wicklow with Paddywagon tours.

Any thoughts? Advice? I also hope to use wifi, any locations? And preferred method of payment in restuarants, shops? Atm locations?

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1. Re: Dublin October Itinerary

I think if you providee the name/location of the hotel it would be easier to advise on local places to shop, but realistically if you're in the city center you shouldn't be far from a place and you can probably just ask at reception when you arrive.

You should, in general, have no problem finding an ATM near any city center hotel, they're all over the place like in most cities.

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2. Re: Dublin October Itinerary

I would say that the cliffs of moher is a weather dependent trip and with so little time, you are in danger of wasting a day if the weather is not good.

Personally I think days 3 and 4 contain too much travelling for my liking, especially at that time of year. Unless you really have a very strong desire to see the Giant's Causeway, I wouldn't go on such a long journey from Dublin as you miss so much of the scenery of the area and it is a very long day.

What about substituting Newgrange/Brú na Boinne for one of those day trips? Mary Gibbons tours get good reviews.

Not sure about paddywagon Wicklow tours but there have been good reviews for some wild Wicklow tours. Paddywagon tends to cater for the younger backpacker market but I think that tends to just mean young at heart.

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3. Re: Dublin October Itinerary

Are you arriving from Alaska via London? If you your bodu clock won't know whether its morning, noon or night!

There are lots of 'markets' [we call them shops] around the city center area. SPAR, Supervalu, Mace, Dunnes Stores, Tesco Express, etc. even the Germans are here with Lidl and Aldi!

What kind of dining are you into - native or ethnic?

Paddywagon generarally get good reviews but i.m.o. they are more suited to the younger set as ponaire says 'backpackers'. Wild Wicklow gets good reviews too and specialise in that area of the country.

The Cliffs and Giant's Causway are long day trips and days are getting shorter now that we are past the equinox.

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