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7 days in Dublin

This will be my third trip to Ireland and will be staying in Dublin visiting our daughter. We have visited Dingle, Killarney, Kilkenny, Kildare, the cliffs in the past. We would like to do a bit of Northern Ireland, and Galway both can be day trips or try to get to Wales or Liverpool for an overnight. Would love to hear suggestions on other must sees in Ireland and best travel options to Wales and Liverpool. Would rather not rent a car this time although if need be driving is not a problem. Day trips by train and bus have worked nicely in the past as well. We usually pack it all in and go from morning til late at night love to see and do as much as possible. I always like to hear as many options as possible. Thanks in advance

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Can easily train or bus to Belfast. 2 hours. Stay the night or not. In Belfast St George's Market, Botanical Gardens, Titanic Museum, Ulster Museum, Seafood Chowder at Mourne's, Crumlin Road Gaol, Sawers, Metropolitian Arts Center, Eileen Hickey Republican Army Museum.

Elsewhere in NI Giants Causeway, Mt Stewart National Trust House and Gardens, on a clear day take the
Binevenagh Mountain Walk up to Gortmore Viewing Point. Lots to do and see in the North.

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I really enjoyed my time in Northern Ireland last summer. Belfast is a great day trip. You can also make it to the Giants Causeway and Port Rush, Bushmills, Dunluce Castle all by public transport.

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I noticed from your other post that you will be in Ireland in November. As you know you will be dealing with shorter days. Have you been to Glendalough, Powerscourt and the Wicklow Mtns.? I splurged and hired a private driver and saw these places and more in one long day or there are bus tours out of Dublin that offer these destinations. I also enjoyed Newgrange/Knowth and have seen tours going there and places of interest nearby. I think I might choose to go to NI for a few days using public transportation rather than Galway and save Galway for another time when you can explore the area (Burren and Connemara) around Galway by car.