12 Hours in Dublin

What would you do with one day in Dublin?

Posted by Pat
wichita, kansas
484 posts

Take the hop on-hop off bus tour and be sure and see Kilmainham Jail. The Dublin Bus,green and yellow tour buses, is the best one. Although I am in the minority I thought the Guinness Storehouse tour was very underwhelming.

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7683 posts

I would definitely skip the Guinness Storehouse, too - way too expensive for a "free" pint, particularly since you don't see the brewing process. In addition to the hop-on, hop-off bus I would suggest walking through Trinity College campus and down Grafton St. There are almost always musicians playing along the street. Or walk down to Merrion Square to see the Georgian houses. The National Museum is nearby, too.

Posted by Pat
wichita, kansas
484 posts

The places Nancy suggested are all on the bus tour so you will have no trouble finding them. There are several National Museums but I particularly enjoyed the one on Kildare Street. It is only a block or two from Grafton Street.

Posted by Carroll
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1349 posts

The Book of Kells and the other manuscripts were the highlight for me. Of course I have a thing for old manuscripts. I loved everything about the library.

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4877 posts

Hop On/Hop Off bus will take you to all the major sites. It makes it easy to get around.

Posted by Randy
Germantown, MD
111 posts

we took the Trinity College tour with a student guide and it ends at the Book of Kells...the view from the top of the Guinness Brewery is great. the tour not so much...the Guinness was the best though. You could skip to the top and drink the pint they give you...you can walk to St. Patrick's & Christ Church...Grafton Street. You can see quite a bit, Dublin is pretty small.