Ross Finlayson wrote:
Excuse me, but isn't this in the boonies way outside town? Are we
going to be stuck in a $200 a night hotel with no reasonable
alternative accommodations eating vastly overpriced hotel food and
facing a one-hour commute to anywhere else?
How easy will it be to commute between the hotel and central Dublin
(e.g., if we want to eat lunch or dinner somewhere other than the
hotel)? What transportation options are available, and how long will the take?
Bus -> "cheap" (in a sense), but takes about 45mins (ex waiting time)
Taxi -> "expensive", takes about 30 mins
The bus is funny btw, as it only runs once every while, in Dublin that
will mean that they come at random times and might just not come, or
there might be two busses directly after each other.
The ride is a nice one though as you are guided through large parts of
Dublin because of it. For the people with a bit more cash, they have
heli-pads at that hotel, so you might be able to pull an Oracle and just
fly in and out, but you should be able to pay the taxi then too ;)
Oh and one major thing not to forget: umbrella's!
No sunshine in that part of the country (unless you are very lucky to
accidentally hit some sunshine). For sunshine you will have to go south,
or west, that is, of the country, not of the city ;)
There is one trick around it though: when it starts raining, just jump
into a pub, take a beer, wait till it is over and go to the next pub
before it starts raining again, that should keep you busy. For the
golfers: don't forget to take along a nice wetsuit to keep you dry ;)
Museums are mostly gratis/free and actually pretty good, except for
instance Trinity College, if you want to see the Book of Kells, the
Library above it (The Long room, aka The Jedi Archives*) which is
included in that tour is more worth it though. Don't forget to crash the
local Eddy Rockets for a Oreo milkshake and a fish&chips place for a
battered mars bar.
* = http://www.irish-architecture.com/news/2002/000238.htm
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