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September in Dublin for a week

I am hoping that it doesn't rain much next week in Dublin so we can do some exploring.

We would like to see a show, any suggestions. Something Irish, of course.

Also would like a few suggestions for supper, restaurants, would be nice.

Is it worth taking the hop on hop off bus, to see and get to attractions?

Thank you

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On our trip back in September 2018, I attended a performance at the Abbey Theatre, right downtown. There was a troupe from Galway performing there (Irish), and it was Shakespeare (so not Irish), but the current Druid piece looks interesting .

For Trad music, be sure to visit the Cobblestone Pub. We went there on a rainy afternoon, and it was magical.

We walked and used taxis, so I can’t offer experience with the HOHO buses. We prepared dinners at the apartment we’d rented, so while I have restaurant recommendations for other places in Ireland, none in Dublin.

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In general, HOHO buses aren't a good way to get from place to place. They run infrequently, may be full, and take inefficient routes. If you want an overview of a big city, taking the HOHO all the way around its circuit can be worthwhile, especially with a good narration. But it will take some time -- you might consider it on your first day just to get the lay of the land. Dublin has a good tram system, and most of the sights are within walking distance of each other. (Kilmainham Gaol is an exception.)

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Just got back from Dublin.

Great experience. I walked and walked. So pretty. I took the public transport as well.

I did not walk around after sun set, and it was just fine.
Love Dublin, love the people and had a great time!!

Thanks for the help