My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our BOE tour 2 years ago and now are venturing out on our on in Ireland, with this site and Rick's book in hand! I would greatly appreciate some insight from this group (I also posted to the Travel Forum).
My husband and I and our 15-year-old son will be in Dublin on Tue, July 18 and Wed, July 19th, leaving Thursday AM to other parts of Ireland. We've been reading about some nasty traffic bottlenecks going on now in Dublin due to road construction, which is causing delays for the Hop-On/Off bus tours.
Question for anyone who has recently been in Dublin - do you recommend getting around via a HOHO bus or taxi for the 3 of us (in addition to walking)? If HOHO, which one (I see 3 main companies on TripAdvisor).
We are staying at the Bushwells Hotel (near St. Stephen's Green) and would like to see the following:
1.either Saint Patrick's or Christ Church Cathedral
2.Kilmainham Gaol (we have 1:30 reservation Wed)
4.Trinity College/Book of Kells
5.National Museum: Archaeology
6.Brazen Heads Pub Dinner Show (we have reservation Wed evening)
7.Temple Bar area
8.Croke Park GAA Museum
9.O'Connell Street area
10.(Maybe) Dublin Castle
Greatly appreciate suggestions on the best way to get to these places!
Also - if there are any other highlights you recommend we'd see/visit during our brief stay in Dublin, please let me know.