Dublin in July

Mom and daughter traveling to Dublin for 3 days in July. Can you tell me the "must see" attractions and please let me know if there are areas and we should should stay clear of for any safety reasons. Thank you.

Posted by Jae
LA, CA, USA
6 posts

Hi! If you and your daughter are interested in history, then make a special plan to see Kilmainhaim Gaol or do one of the "rebellion" tours that includes the jail. If I had only a short time, I would definitely eat at The Farm (absolutely phenomenal bread pudding!) and Queen of Tarts (maybe every day!). You might want to do one of the Hop On-Hop Off Tours to get a feel for the city and then be able to stop at various points throughout the day.

Posted by De
Chicago, IL, USA
19 posts

Thank you for help. We aren't really history buffs but would like to get a feel for the culture. We do have one day tour planned. We thought about the hop on hop off bus but have heard that Dublin is an easy walk to many places.

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7670 posts

The good thing about the HOHO bus is the commentary asking the way. We had a live guide who talked, answered questions, and even sang to us.

Posted by Jim
Bern, Switzerland
341 posts

Thank you for help. We aren't really history buffs but would like to get a feel for the culture. We do have one day tour planned. We thought about the hop on hop off bus but have heard that Dublin is an easy walk to many places. The bus is a handy way of getting around and assuming you don't take the international languages bus, you will get an interesting and often colourful commentary. In addition the pass on the green bus is for two days, so it is very good value. Also perhaps get out of Dublin for a day and do a tour of Wicklow, just south of Dublin. In fact there is a combined offer of the Hop On Hop Off bus for two days plus the Wicklow tour for just €35.00. If you are interested in Irish music and dance then don't miss the Irish House Party - great music and food to be had, but book early as it often fills up. As regards where to stay, all I can tell you is that we stay at Wynn's hotel each year for a week or two (I went to college in Dublin) and we have never had any reason to complain. It is very central and close to the central bus station for catching the bus to the airport etc... Hope you enjoy your stay.

Posted by Jerry
Carrollton, Texas, USA
63 posts

The highlight of our 2 days in Dublin was the Irish House Party! It was worth every Euro. Great dinner and the entertainment was awesome! Our Dublin experience was greatly enhanced by it. I also agree with going to the Wicklow area. Don't know if the tour stops at Powerscourt but it is a worthy stop as is Enniskerry.

Posted by De
Chicago, IL, USA
19 posts

Thank you Jerry. I just saw the House Party website and it looks interesting. Forwarded it on to daughter to take a look. We do have a day trip planned to Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny City. Thank you for your help. De