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Old 08-05-2007, 04:53 PM
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Does anyone have any information about the ports in Dublin and Cork? We would like to tour the cities on our own. Any must see sights?
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:00 PM
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I've been to Dubli two times and I love this city. The best thing to do is to buy a ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus which will take you to the most important sights. As the ticket is valid for the whole day, you can choose yourself how long time you want to spend on each sight.

Besides that, Trinity College, Grafton Street and Ha'Penny Bridge are worth a visit.

And don't forget to have lunch in one of Dublins many and old pubs!
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for your help! Do we need to take a taxi into town to get on the bus? Are there any restaurants that you would recommend in particular?
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:24 AM
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I guess if you arrive with a cruise ship there will be shuttle buses. Or else a taxi would do d job.

I do not have any specifi restaurants to recommend, but as I said before - a lunch at one of the pubs, preferably outside the tourist tracks, would be a perfect way to inhale the Irish culture. Every pub offers a number of dishes which can compete with any restaurant.
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Went to Cobh (which is the port of Cork and approx. 20km from Cork) last year. The station is directly at the pier and trains leaving 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 ... and back 11.00, 12.00...
Time to and from cork is 24 min.
I had an organized tour to Cork and Kinsale and our time was very limited so we didn't left the bus in Cork.
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In Dublin do the Guinness Brewery tour. The view up at the top is great.
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And you get a free pint of Guinness!!

I was in Dublin last year and enjoyed it very much. Definitely recommend the hop on/hop off bus. Great way to see the city.

Check out one of the local bars. Many have fiddly diddly dee music!! Great atmosphere

Not much in Cobh but Kinsale is a lovely place.
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:30 PM
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Thanks everyone for all your great info! We can't wait to get to Ireland!
 
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