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What to do with 3 days in Ireland?

Hello fellow travelers! We will be in Ireland next July for three days. I would like to get out of Dublin and see the countryside. Is there anyway to see a bit of Ireland with three days? We wont have a car, just public transport.
Thanks for all the help! It is extremely appreciated!

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. I got the gift of gab after doing that, and my wife can't shut me up.

Nor can we.....

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There are a number of great day trips from Dublin. Newgrange (Bru na Boinne) is wonderful. A day trip there usually includes Knowth, the Hill of Tara, and the Boyne River Valley, which is beautiful. In a different direction, you could find tours to the Wicklow Mountians, Glendalough, and Powerscourt. Both directions will give you a view of the countryside, but different terrain.

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Well, with only 3 days, I would not stray too far from Dublin.

Belfast is nice, but it would take up a whole day. Glendalough is beautiful, and would be my choice. Dublin has plenty to see for two days.

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Sally Gap to Glendalough, wild purple iris will be in full bloom

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Thanks for all the replies! I think we will go with Belfast or Glendalough as day trips, and then spend some time in Dublin. Thanks for all the help and the links! Happy travels!

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Check out the Tourist Information Center in Dublin. They provide day trips to the Wicklow Mts and Powerscourt Gardens ---- very nice areas. The TI also has hop on-hop off buses for Dublin (take the red bus). We used the hop-on-hop-off bus for two days and we got to see a lot in Dublin. Dublin has a lot to offer. You can easily fill up 3 days. I would forget Belfast.