Dublin is a great place. The ships shuttle bus takes you to city. Near to the statue of Molly Malone is the Tourist Information Centre. There is also a lovely department store opposite the Molly Malone Statue.

There is normally a free shuttle to the city, about 20 mins away and you are dropped off in Kildare Street right next to the National Gallery of Ireland.

Trinity College (Book of Kells), Dublin Castle and the shopping areas of O’Connell Street and Grafton Street are all within easy walking distance. Anything further and you will need transport of some kind, but the HOHO buses go right past all major sites. These go from close to where you are dropped off and cost €17pp (2015). The bus takes you past many great places where you can get off and stop and look around. It will drop you at the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson distillery, Dublin Goal, also pop in to the post office the Museum there has a great over view of life there and how important the GPO building was in their history. It is only small but you get a quick and great overview of life in Ireland etc. and of course there is the Leprechaun museum. If you are looking for the monument to Molly Malone it is near Provost’s House close to Trinity College.

Can I also recommend a walk through St Stephens Green, a beautiful park and not far from the drop off point.

You can also take a walk along the river Liffey, long but very scenic.

If you are on an overnight stop then a visit to the Arlington Hotel for a meal and fantastic Irish music and dancing is recommended.

By Peter Dagnall

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