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From: "Clive Sollish" <>
Subject: RE: Taking first trip to Dublin, need ideas...
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 20:27:52 -0000
Colin's advice is sound - don't even think of renting a car. Driving and
parking are horrendous and public transport (buses, trams light railway)
are generally good. If you can afford it travel around town by day by
public transport but get back to your place quickly at night by taxi -
they are not too expensive and distances are not great. You will find
Europe very expensive and if you haven't already got enough reasons this
is another reason to curse George W. for the horrendous deficit he has
Do visit the National Library and National Archives - both now have free
genealogical consultations from professionals. But my advice would be to
limit your research to answering a couple of queries. You haven't really
got a lot of time and you know how frustrating research can be.
Instead get out and follow your general interests whatever they are and
soak up the city. Get out of Dublin for a day or two - to somewhere
connected to your family if you can - and walk, walk, walk. Remember
that however difficult you can always do the research from a distance
but you cannot experience the country and you will need memories to
inspire and inform the future grind.
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Behalf Of "Ann Wilcox"
Posted At: 05 January 2005 17:47
Posted To: soc.genealogy.ireland
Conversation: Taking first trip to Dublin, need ideas...
Subject: Taking first trip to Dublin, need ideas...
My cousin and I will be headed for Dublin in two weeks and would like
some advice from any of you who have been there. We know that the
Achives are there, and intend to spend some time, (with any luck!),
tracking people down.
We would like to get some ideas of what places to see and what places
aren't worth the time and effort with a limited time frame. Does anyone
have advice on what places should definitely not be missed?
Also need some basic information on changing the dollar into Euros, is
it better to do it here or over there? I'm sure there are other things
that we should know, hope you can give us some ideas.
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