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When is the best time to go to Dublin

Zara
post 12.Jan.2007, 10:21 AM
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Hi
I have never been to Ireland :? and I want to go there. When is the best time to visit and what is the shopping like?
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Ecosse
post 12.Jan.2007, 10:24 AM
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I normally went in August each year.. Ferry from Holyhead
Dublin is party city every day/night.. According to the ex-wifey shopping was excellent !!! Seemed to get expensive though when they switched to euro...
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Zara
post 12.Jan.2007, 10:26 AM
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But probably cheaper than England. I am always interested in new styles and designs, things that I can't really buy in England. So I love going to France and its different. I wondered whether Dublin's shops might be different.
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*Mary, With The Shaved Hea*
post 12.Jan.2007, 10:37 AM
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DEFINATELY ST. PADDY'S DAY
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Nuname
post 12.Jan.2007, 11:09 AM
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Location: Gothenburg
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Unless you actually would like to to have somewhere to sleep, and any hope of getting served in a bar.

Any time is good to visit Dublin. There are lots of Yanks there in the summer so spring is better. Shopping is OK but would be cheaper in England & much better in London. Get on Ryanair & have a weekend break soon.

Edit. Expedia.com is good for hotel rooms
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hanno1
post 12.Jan.2007, 11:43 AM
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Anytime is good to go but there is very little difference between shopping centres/high streets in Dublin and England. H&M, M &S, Topshop, same old shit everywhere. Much better to go for a weekend and go on the lash instead biggrin.gif

If you're into the fancy shopping mall thing there is a dazzling, sparkly all newish shopping centre in Dundrum.
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Sir Wobbly Camel
post 12.Jan.2007, 11:53 AM
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Perhaps Paddy could show you around himself... he's in need of a 'rebound root' and you'll be able to soak up all the atmosphere while utilising his fluent Swedish vocabulary!

:twisted:
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 12.Jan.2007, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE (Zara)
Hi
I have never been to Ireland :? and I want to go there. When is the best time to visit and what is the shopping like?

All the time is best. Going from pub to pub, and sit in the Guiness tower, get drunk and try to find your friends. There are even some good looking chicks there. Very friendly too... 8)
They even understand badly spoken english... laugh.gif
They even got a Mountain rescue team in Dublin. There's a "mountain" there which is taller than the Dutch Alps...

I think the highest peak may be 900m. A typical swedish mountain.
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Zara
post 12.Jan.2007, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE (Sir Wobbly Camel)
Perhaps Paddy could show you around himself... he's in need of a 'rebound root' and you'll be able to soak up all the atmosphere while utilising his fluent Swedish vocabulary!

:twisted:

I am no rebound chick sir! :evil:
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Zara
post 12.Jan.2007, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (Ethnic Norseman Neger Espen)
All the time is best. Going from pub to pub, and sit in the Guiness tower, get drunk and try to find your friends. There are even some good looking chicks there. Very friendly too... 8)
They even understand badly spoken english... laugh.gif
They even got a Mountain rescue team in Dublin. There's a "mountain" there which is taller than the Dutch Alps...

I think the highest peak may be 900m. A typical swedish mountain.


Cheers. Hope I see some sexy Aidan Quinn's lookalike (younger versions)...oh those blue eyes!
I love the sexy Irish accent :-)
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holbrookged
post 20.Feb.2018, 09:01 PM
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Its definitely more expense if you're a UK resident the since pound has fallen in value. great city though been loads of times
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owenevans
post 11.Mar.2018, 09:16 AM
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I have been to Dublin during the spring and autumn, it is a beautiful city during both times of year. Of course, being Ireland it is likely to rain so planning some things to do inside is always sensible - then you can change up your plans if the wet weather comes. So really I would recommend spring/summer/autumn smile.gif
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dwtbath
post 15.May.2018, 07:48 PM
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Location: United Kingdom
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Historically its very interesting. We went 2 years ago when the 100 year anniversary of the Rising was featured in many museums
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Mib
post 16.May.2018, 10:29 PM
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For me Dublin is like London with Irish accents. Similar shops, bars etc. Avoid when big rugby or football games are on in Dublin. Costs go up.

If you want to see the real Ireland, hire a car and explore the West coast. Dingle bay is very nice. Galway is cool. Donegal is fantastic. Cork is a smaller version of Dublin. Limerick...don't bother. Tipperary is a sh*th*le, even though they wrote a song about it.

The real Ireland for me is raw beauty, green and cloudy, if not, raining. The people are friendly. The bars are fun and the country roads are dark.
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integral
post 13.Jun.2018, 07:25 PM
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Location: United Kingdom
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"For me Dublin is like London with Irish accents" What a load of rubbish as London is full of foreigners and not Brits
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