We will have 3 full days in Dublin (June 21-23 - Wed.-Fri.) before renting a car to explore the rest of Ireland. Right now, the only activity we have booked is the Musical Pub Crawl for one evening. For another night, I'd like to schedule some kind of storytelling dinner (doesn't have to be dinner). There are a lot of them -- any recommendations?
I'm not really worried about things to do at night, but not sure how to fill up the days. The two things that stand out to me are the Historic Walking Tour (can we sign up in advance online?) and the Trinity Campus Tour with a student. I know the Book of Kells is supposed to be amazing but not sure I want to stand in line for it and then try to look over the crowds to get a glimpse of it.
Should we get a 48 hour Hop-on, Hop-off bus pass or just take taxis? If so, which one would you recommend - "Do Dublin" or "Big Bus Tours"?
Any other advice would really be appreciated!