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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2018, 04:08:32 PM »
My advice, if Ireland takes you in a direction, follow it. Planning like 1.5 hours at a stop just doesn't work there.

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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2018, 05:26:53 PM »
I like to travel at a more leisurely pace and go where the wind takes me.  However, in Ireland, should one have hotel reservations beforehand in June?  What about March?

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2018, 08:25:30 AM »
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My advice, if Ireland takes you in a direction, follow it. Planning like 1.5 hours at a stop just doesn't work there.

Generally, I agree.  I just feel I need to do more planning for this trip.  When I go to NYC, that's how we roll but I live in NY state and I know I'll be back a bunch more times.  I'm sure we could spend all of our time just in Dublin and have a great time exploring the city, but we decided to see a bit more of the island.  I think we might splurge on a private tour so we do have some flexibility.

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2018, 11:23:21 AM »
I actually suggest NOT planning. People in Ireland don't adhere to schedules as much as other ppl. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2018, 06:47:27 PM »
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I actually suggest NOT planning. People in Ireland don't adhere to schedules as much as other ppl. Correct me if I'm wrong.

I am not going to "NOT plan."  I won't do to much scheduling for Dublin but my day trips require it.   It won't matter if any other person in Ireland is on a schedule or not.  The only person I want to be on time is anyone who is supposed to pick me up and I'd prefer U2 to be on time for the concert.  ;D

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2018, 10:57:09 AM »
Any good record shops in Dublin worth visiting?

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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2018, 11:17:34 AM »
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Any good record shops in Dublin worth visiting?

Good question, I'd love to know.  Blessed to have 2 near me in Rochester, NY.  The Record Archive is awesome and the House of Guitars is an awesome mess.

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2018, 12:27:49 PM »
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Any good record shops in Dublin worth visiting?

I think Freebird is the only one left. There isn't anything you can find in Dublin that you can't find anywhere else.

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2018, 07:26:43 PM »
5 Days away!  So excited.  It's been raining about 2 weeks straight here in western NY helping us to prepare for Ireland! We decided to go 4 days without sleep to fit in as much as we can! 

Thursday - Dublin, Killiney Hill Park
Friday - Belfast
Saturday - Dublin and Dublin4
Sunday - Galway/Cliffs of Moher
Monday - Back to Rochester, NY

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2018, 09:16:51 PM »
I am legit excited for you. Your itinerary seems great.

I have to say the "Dublin 4" part looks to be the best part, though!

We're going to hear all about it, right?

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2018, 01:19:33 AM »
What's in Dublin 4 that sparks your interest?

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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2018, 04:07:50 AM »
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What's in Dublin 4 that sparks your interest?

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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2018, 04:14:31 AM »
The Three Arena's in Dublin 1 if that's what you're looking at. I must be getting old, and I don't get it lol

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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2018, 04:27:57 AM »
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5 Days away!  So excited.  It's been raining about 2 weeks straight here in western NY helping us to prepare for Ireland! We decided to go 4 days without sleep to fit in as much as we can! 

Thursday - Dublin, Killiney Hill Park
Friday - Belfast
Saturday - Dublin and Dublin4
Sunday - Galway/Cliffs of Moher
Monday - Back to Rochester, NY

Make sure you rest before the concert. Seriously.

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Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2018, 07:59:30 AM »
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The Three Arena's in Dublin 1 if that's what you're looking at. I must be getting old, and I don't get it lol

Dublin 4 refers to the 4th of 4 shows in the city of Dublin by a little group some of us are fond of.

Perhaps there's another meaning too, but I'm sure that's what he was referring to.