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An evening and a morning in Dublin

We will be in Dublin from noon on a Friday in June and will be leaving on Saturday at 3:00pm. Anyone have good itinerary tips? Interested in dublin castle, St. Patrick's cathedral, trinity church, what else? Side note, We aren't really into drinking (terrible for Ireland I know!). Thanks in advance!

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I don't have the breadth of knowledge and experience that most of those who post on these forums do, so I won't suggest an itinerary. However, central to almost everything you are likely to see/visit is the Little Museum of Dublin. A visit does not take a lot of time, at all, but it's very informative, especially so on Dublin's history in recent years and popular culture.

The HoHo bus (the green Go Dublin one that is associated with the AirLink) has two stops close by and a HoHo ticket comes with a voucher or pass for a free guided tour of the museum (take the guided tour if you do this).

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I would add Kilmainham gaol to your list. It was a true highlight on our trip.

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Christ Church is interesting and for a small extra fee you can climb the very narrow stone circular staircase, squeeze through 2 hobbit size doors and ring the bells in the belfry! It is very interesting but quite a climb. My husband and I just did the belfry add on (cathedral and crypt are included in the regular admission fee) and it was worth the effort. Our guide at the cathedral was Helen and she was wonderful.

There is a program at the Little Museum where you can make an appointment to spend an hour or so with a Dubliner. They are all volunteers and we enjoyed the time spent with our guide Mr. Landy. Although I am not a big drinker I did enjoy the Guinness storehouse tour. If you don't like Guinness ask them to add some Ribena to it. That is a black currant juice and it knocks the edge off. The Famine memorial and Jeannie Johnston tall ship are close to each other down by the river. We did not do the ship tour but there is one available that describes life for the Irish emigrants headed to America .

Have fun and take good walking shoes. BTW there is a lot of road construction and streets
aren't marked very well......

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-Trinity College/Book of Kells: prebook tickets and you don't have to wait in line
-Dublin Castle: We did a self-tour
-St. Patrick Cathedral: Sit in the park and people watch
-St. Stephen's Green: Beautiful flowers and monuments
-Lunch: Brother Hubbard, The Pepper Pot
-Shop: Avoca