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Husker Football in Dublin

Nebraska Cornhuskers are headed to Dublin on August 28, 2021. We are planning on booking the Rick Steves Ireland tour that leaves on August 29, 2021. We are looking for any Husker fans who might want to join us at a pub if we can't get tickets to the game.

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I'm not committing to anything, but when the World opens up again I may be in Dublin at that point for leisure.
I am willing to be a Husker fan, and I know what "husking" corn is, but is it a special thing in Nebraska? Is it like the Lumberjack competition but with corn husking? Perhaps husking corn whilst in a lumberjack competition? I'd be happy to join you but do explain this!
PS If you'd like pub recommendations also let me know.

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Don't know if this is helpful or not, but the way this has worked the several times that Navy & Notre Dame have played in Dublin is that the respective Alumni Associations have offered tickets to the game as part of a tour package which (as I recall) included airfare. Didn't look deeply into it since the prices quoted were pretty outrageous so we gave it a miss, but my impression was that they made it difficult to purchase stand-alone tickets if you weren't willing to commit to the package deal.
That said, as game day approaches there are bound to be tickets available on Stub Hub and some of the other sites but you may have to wait until the last minute to find anything affordable. Good Luck.

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I recall at least one earlier post about astronomical hotel rates in Dublin that turned out to be related to a one-time event (a rock concert, I think). So I'd suggest locking down a (cancellable) hotel room for that extra night or two as soon as you can.

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We are season ticket holders so I believe we will get an opportunity to purchase first. I would love some Pub recommendations though. This is my first time in Ireland so any suggestions or advice is welcome. We have already booked our hotel in Dublin as rooms were already filling up. We are hoping to do the Rick Steves 8 day Ireland tour beginning the day after the game in Ennis. If anyone can advise me on taking either the bus or train from Dublin to Ennis it would be much appreciated.

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The train would be my suggestion - about a 3 hour trip with one change in Limerick. Heuston station is just across the Liffey from Phoenix Park and is a short taxi ride from anywhere in the city. https://www.irishrail.ie/
Some of the most venerable pubs in Ireland are clustered in the Temple Bar area - popular with the Trinity College crowd as well as tourists. Gets pretty rowdy later in the evening.

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Samuel: The Cornhuskers are an American football team, made up of students at the University of Nebraska. So now you know!

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Stacy: Thank you very much! I could've probably searched it up but I wanted the expert opinion. I may very well see you in Dublin at that point! I don't quite understand the rules of American football but I love to watch it.
As for pubs, I'd say Temple Bar is the place that pops to my head first, but there's also Stag's Head which is a bit farther south. It's a wonderful place to have a pint and walk around the city if that's what you're interested in, and most pubs tend to get quite rowdy toward the end of the day.