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a trip to Dublin at Christmas?


LenaOntheNet  
21 Aug 2008 /  #1
I am considering visiting Dublin at Christmas. Is is a good idea? What kind of place does Dublin turn into at this time of the year. Dubliners:) how do you view this?
Mister H 11 | 761  
22 Aug 2008 /  #2
Never been myself, maybe you should invite forum members along too :-)
OP LenaOntheNet  
22 Aug 2008 /  #3
That's a good thought!:) Who is going, then?
irishdeano 5 | 304  
22 Aug 2008 /  #4
im not a dubliner myself...but im irish :P dublin is very busy then would be lighted all around but getting some snow may be a problem :P i would happily come along :Dhaha
OP LenaOntheNet  
23 Aug 2008 /  #5
getting some snow may be a problem

Thankfully, I am not afraid of snow as winters used to be really snowy here...(not any more unfortunatelly) :(
irishdeano 5 | 304  
23 Aug 2008 /  #6
Thankfully, I am not afraid of snow as winters used to be really snowy here

haha what i mean is getting snow is unlikely...........and even if u get some snow its not that bad and not that cold.
OP LenaOntheNet  
23 Aug 2008 /  #7
silly me.... I was about to imagine myself getting stuck in a snowdrift. I need to work on my reading comprehension.
irishdeano 5 | 304  
23 Aug 2008 /  #8
hahahaha dont worry about it...but the way the weather changes u never know what it will be like :D if u did get stuck in a snowdrift i will come and save you :p ;D
Poor Edward 10 | 154  
23 Aug 2008 /  #9
Dublin is a s-thole 365 days a year, plenty of people getting sick in the streets, rain usually, people with little or no respect push past, people asking for cigarettes on nearly every street, late night food places where you sometimes have to stare at your table for fear of someone starting trouble, pubs that refuse you if they dont like the look of you, restaurants that are overpriced and so up on themselves that they look down on you as soon as you walk in the door. I could keep going all night, its sometimes not as bad as I make out here but I live here and these are my most recent experiences (this evening included). But Id say give it a shot and see for yourself, its much the same as any city (I would imagine).
Kilkline 1 | 689  
23 Aug 2008 /  #10
I'm glad you've said that as too many people big up wherever they come from and are rarely honest about it. In England Northerners are the worst for this as no matter what city or town they come from its always got the friendliest people supposedly. Load of bollox.
Poor Edward 10 | 154  
23 Aug 2008 /  #11
Too true Ive been in many cities where the same stuff happens but just not on a scale that I witness this stuff on a day to day basis, I know everywhere has its problems but most people in Dublin are so obnoxious and rude they would step over you if you where dead in the street. It sickens me that people can have such little regard and respect for each other
Kilkline 1 | 689  
23 Aug 2008 /  #12
It must be a rude awakening for the tourists.
Poor Edward 10 | 154  
23 Aug 2008 /  #13
Ive no reason to sugar coat it, life aint like that so I dont see why I should be. :)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
24 Aug 2008 /  #14
My landlady's mum visited Dublin some time ago and her impression was very moderate. She told me it was just another city.
OP LenaOntheNet  
24 Aug 2008 /  #15
Thank all of you for your opinions. Now I think I really need to go to find out
HAL9009 2 | 304  
24 Aug 2008 /  #16
its much the same as any city

...except that Dublin's public transport system is poorer than in most cities.

But if you don't mind rain it's worth a look, in the same way as any other city would be.
Ecoprincess - | 28  
27 Aug 2008 /  #17
I lived in Dublin for 30 years up until 8 years ago, I found it fine; I do believe things have changed a lot over the last 8 years.

If you want to come to Ireland and want nice friendly people, good craic, go to Galway (the city of tribes) its way relaxed, you can get into pubs, clubs etc without a problem. Its cheaper than Dublin. Weather can still be crap but hell its Ireland.

If you want to know more like where to stay etc let me know
OP LenaOntheNet  
28 Aug 2008 /  #18
Thank you for your advice. I checked the place on the net- looks good. The reason I am considering going to just Dublin is that I am given free accommodation at my friend's place. But yes, please give me some information about Galway like where to stay for little money. One never knows maybe i will go there too.
dxx 12 | 108  
29 Aug 2008 /  #19
I am considering visiting Dublin at Christmas. Is is a good idea? What kind of place does Dublin turn into at this time of the year. Dubliners:) how do you view this?

Dublin is a great place to visit all year!
Around Xmas, stores have sales, lots of lights & happy people, nice atmosphere...
But be aware that on christmas day there are no pubs open!
Also, the trip could turn out more expensive then assumed so make sure you have the money for it, since life in Dublin is very expensive.

Nice places to go are Wicklow mountains, or just the city centre (stephens green, rathmines, henry street, st stephens mall, ...), or the seaside in Howth or Bray, all worth seeing...

Hope you have a lot of fun!

Regards from an ex-Dubliner :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
29 Aug 2008 /  #20
I just came back from Dublin. It rained all the time....
It is different for me I suppose because I am from there.
But like verything in this life it all depends in what you're into.
I also recommend getting out of Dublin, somewhere along the coast, it's all good!.
Just expect lots and lots of rain and talk of recession...
but a part from that the music and drink is flowing and if you are lucky and have some sun it is beautiful.
I prefer summer myself.
dxx 12 | 108  
30 Aug 2008 /  #21
I prefer summer myself.

Since when does Ireland get summers? ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
30 Aug 2008 /  #22
Or all seasons in one day, hey?
EraAtlantia 2 | 106  
10 Sep 2008 /  #23
we all have notions as to what makes a great city, their is no single thing that makes a city great, good, ****, etc.....i live in dublin all my life and its the familiarity and the nostalgia of certain streets, its a vibe. yes, it may rain a lot and is perhaps as grey as any other but what makes a film a great film??? its the same idea, i've never had a fascination with going to new york, melbourne or london, but people have told me different stories about all of them...
Baffler - | 1  
11 Sep 2008 /  #24
Hi,

I have no comment on Dublin as a capital city and I'm Irish. Galway is very nice but maybe wait for the summer months to come to Ireland. Try Barcelona if you want to see something really beautiful :)

Good luck...
irishdeano 5 | 304  
12 Sep 2008 /  #25
well as an english man said to me one day "i love dublin its ibiza only with rain" :P :D haha
LenaOntheNet - | 1  
14 Sep 2008 /  #26
Galway is very nice but maybe wait for the summer months to come to Ireland. Try Barcelona if you want to see something really beautiful :)

Good luck...

I will consider your words definately.Thanks:)
irishdeano 5 | 304  
14 Sep 2008 /  #27
lena you should come to ireland anytime...cause at the minute the weather is not changing much :P :D
HAL9009 2 | 304  
16 Sep 2008 /  #28
Yes, a rainy Christmas, very like Summer :)
..., and er, Autumn
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
16 Sep 2008 /  #29
a rainy Christmas

How can you enjoy it? :S
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
18 Sep 2008 /  #30
In the pub with a hot whiskey ;)

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