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Please help with specific itinerary planning

Hi. My husband and I will be in Dublin for 5-6 days, before starting a tour. I have figured out what we want to do, but am having difficulty coordinating the activities, even with a map. Any input is greatly appreciated !

Day 1, arrive at 10 am, go to hotel and drop luggage.

1200-1:30. Little museum of Dublin
2:00:5:00. Historical walking tour
Dinner ??

Day 2, Saturday

10:00-11:30. Mobile photography tour (learning better use of our camera, and seeing the best places to photograph)

Irish White House

Irish famine museum

Teeling tour

Day 3, Sunday

0900 - 11:30. Photo tour of us


2-5 pm pub crawl/tour

Day 3 Monday

Change hotels

10-2:30 coastal walk in Howth with a local and his dog


7-9 pm. Evening walking tour

Day 4. Tuesday

Kilmainham Gaol

dublin Christ church cathedral

Day 5. Wednesday , after 12 pm

Jeannie Johnston tall ship

Jameson Distillery

Dublin Castle

It’s busy, but that’s how we tend to prefer it. We’ll be doing Trinity College on our “tour.” Any suggestions on rearranging things so it flows better, and can be grouped better together ??

Many thanks to everyone.

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I think your day 1 is too tight. By the time you get off the plane, clear customs/passport control and find your way to your hotel, you may not be able to make the 12 time for the museum ( not sure if you have a times ticket or not)
I would say the same for the walking tour. Not sure where it is starting from but you have left yourself no time to grab a bite since you left the plane. A 3 hour walking tour may also be a lot on day 1 after having a red eye flight.

The other advice I would give it to make sure that you pre-purchase your Kilmainham tickets ahead of time on the web. To me, it is a must do and it sells out quickly.

For ease and efficiency, I would try and group Dublin Castle with Christ Church Cathedral. The Irish White house is in Phenix Park which you could do on the way to back from Kilmainham.

Not sure if the Epic Museum is on your list or not, but it is close tot he Jeannie Johnson so that may make sense as well

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Thanks so much Sharon, you had some great suggestions. We appreciate them !