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Dublin and the surrounding area

I am spending 5 days in Dublin but would love to spend a few days in the surrounding area and specifically seeing some beautiful countryside...
12 years ago, January 31st 2011 No: 1 Msg: #127828  

Im going to be spending 5 days in Dublin but believe this will be too much and as i love hiking/beautiful countryside, i was wondering if there were any great places nearby Dublin i could visit.

Currently and most probably, i wont have a car to travel to these places which seems to be a problem after reading some other posts. Do you think it is worth renting a car as i dont mind spending money for a good time 😊

Look forward to any replies

Thanks for reading

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12 years ago, February 5th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #128254  
Hey man,

I was in Ireland for almost 2 weeks last year, and I say renting a car is a plus. You'll have more freedom to head into the countryside or away from Dublin. I was only in Dublin for a day, so I don't know much about the surrounding area, but you should head out toward the coast for some good seafood. I hear that Ireland is having a real revival in seafood and some of the restaurants are spectacular.

Are you heading anywhere else in Ireland besides Dublin? The train system is really great and easy to navigate. I traveled around by train 1 week and then rental the other. The trains connect all of the major cities and some of the little outlying villages and towns. Reply to this

12 years ago, February 15th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #129108  

You can get out to the dublin wicklow mountains and walk in some lovely places.

A bus goes from the city centre takes about an hour to a place called Glendalough

You could go to a place in Wicklow called Eniskerry also by Bus and walk around -

Or if you have less time take a train (soouthbound DART ) to Greystones and walk back along cliff to Bray

These places are in the moving postcards here


Or you can go to Howth - its a fishing port close to Dublin and you could walk around the cliffs - Take a northbound dart from city centre.

Howth Harbour

Hope that helps


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12 years ago, February 16th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #129248  
Hi Lawson,

Yeah the Wicklow Mountains are good if you wish to do some hiking.. I went around this area a few back and it was a day trip and was great. But we did have a car though...

Howth is also nice.. I found my long lost relatives in that town after getting sent to Tasmania as convicts but anyway.. Howth is another day trip but not really for hiking so I guess the Wicklow Mountains..

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12 years ago, February 17th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #129329  
Hey Guys,

thanks so much for all the tips.. i am currently in Dublin and having a great time.. tommorrow i am gonna try and do some of the things you have mentioned and search for some long lost relatives maybe as well!

thanks again

lawson Reply to this

12 years ago, February 21st 2011 No: 6 Msg: #129594  
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10 years ago, December 31st 2012 No: 7 Msg: #164790  
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Couple of tips - car only for outside Dublin - Busaras is the name of the Dublin Central Bus Station where you can get buses all around Ireland.
Connolly Train Station across the road from Busaras services the North of Ireland and Heustan Station services the West and South.
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