Ten hour layover in Dublin

Ten hour layover in Dublin

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Traveling next September with 3 friends. We will have a 10 hour layover at the Dublin Airport. Any suggestions for how to use that time? (Stay in airport/use one of the airport lounges/take a quick trip into the city/ etc???)

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Hi Patricia,

How lovely to hear that you will be over with us for a few hours next September!

It is possible to make it into Dublin for an hour or two to break up your layover. Probably best to get a taxi from outside of the arrivals as this will be the quickest and most direct. It takes about 30-45 minutes depending on traffic so you will need to take this into account for both journeys there and back. 

There are shuttle services from the airport to the city as well. Aircoach would be the best as there are services every half hour and it runs directly to the city. Dublin Airport website has some additional information that may be of help regarding travel and also luggage storage if you have to collect your bags between flights, and also the lounges available.

Dublin City has plenty to see and do, but you can just take a walk around the streets and enjoy the experience of just being here. Grab a coffee or something to eat and that all-important souvenir! ☘️

Hopefully, this helps with your decisions, we hope your flights are enjoyable and on time! 💚
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Martin:

Thank you for your quick reply and helpful suggestions. I will pass these along to my friends.

We have been friends all our lives and have been taking girls trips for at least the last 15 years (since our children have grown). Every five years we go someplace special - we have been to Ireland twice and are all disappointed that we won't be staying there next year for our trip.

However, spending even a few hours in the fantastic city of Dublin and in Ireland itself, is almost (not quite, but almost) as good!

Thank you again!

Patti
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Hi Patricia,

How wonderful to have been traveling together all these years! Had you visited Dublin itself on your previous trips to Ireland?

If you have time to wander around for a few hours, you could spend some time in the Temple Bar area (which is also a great place to grab a meal and a drink) or stroll along Grafton street, one of the main shopping streets of the city center. Another option would also be to explore Trinity College Dublin, which has some beautiful buildings and courtyards to walk around.

Happy holiday planning!

Alex

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Thanks, Alex!

Yes, we have been lucky enough to stay in Dublin before but only for a day, so we definitely did not see or experience everything.

I am passing along all of these suggestions to my friends. We will definite do something fun.

Better than just sitting in the airport for 10 hours!

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