Dublin in a day

We will be in Dublin for a day on a Sunday. Is there enough to do between 9:30 and 12:00? Or should we plan to leave for the countryside in the morning?

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7682 posts

There is more than enough to do in Dublin in that amount of time! You could take a 90 min. hop on/hop off bus for a narrated overview of the city, walk through Trinity College and down Grafton St., or down to Merrion Square to see the Georgian houses. I am not sure of Sunday museum schedules, but they may be open, too.

Posted by MRM
Roseville, MN
12 posts

I have not been to Dublin yet, but have been looking for similar information as I will have a full day in Dublin on a Sunday as well. The hop on hop off buses start at 9 am. The Guiness Storehouse opens at 9:30 and Trinity College Tours start at 10:15.

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7682 posts

Unless things have changed, Trinity College tours are only available during the school year. And since you only have a morning, I wouldn't suggest the Guinness Storehouse (actually, I wouldn't recommend it no matter how much time you had).

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7682 posts

Kilmainham Gaol is well worth the time. The Guinness Storehouse not so much, particularly if you only have the one day.

Posted by sherrell
sarasota, fl, usa
43 posts

Was just in Dublin 2 weeks ago. Even though it was HIGHLY recommended, I would pass on the Book of Kells. I was disappointed and thought the admission price rather high. Would be better to use your time on a Hop on Off bus tour, for a good over all look of the city.