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A Virtual Tour Around Dublin

April 7, 2008


Dublin Journey Virtual Tour

corey says…Dublin has been a popular topic around the Fireside lately with lots of emails, questions and suggestions coming in regarding the city.

All this talk about Dublin makes me wish I was there right now. So, I thought a virtual tour was in order. Enter www.DublinJourney.com, a website offering a walk around the city without having to buy a plane ticket or exchange any euros. It takes a while to get used to the website’s interface, but once you do, the historical info posted along each “step” of your tour provides loads of detail.

And to make it even more authentic, you’ll likely find yourself “tracing your steps” and “walking in circles” as you explore the site…just like you would if you were meandering your way around the city for the first time.

Take some time and poke around the site and get a flavor (flavour) of the city.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim Hathaway permalink
    April 8, 2008 7:30 AM

    Corey and Liam,

    Thanks so much for all that you have done to help folks plan their trips to Ireland. I think it was your article on the surecharges that finally prodded me to action and so I have booked my flight.

    My mom and I fly into Dublin in late Sept. and I was wondering if you could give some advice on where to stay the first night. We plan to do the self drive B&B tours and would love some guidane on it. I think we will stay in Dublin for 2 days then drive out to the west of Ireland.

    My mother’s family came from the Balinasloe/Roscommon area. There is a farm in Ballinamore Bridge that the cousins still own and we will be spending there. Any advice on that area would be appreciated. It is called the Midlands I beleive. We will be spending 10 days there. Funny enough, the family name is Hughes! Maybe Liam and I are cousins too!!

    Keep up t he outstanding work your website is awesome!

    Thanks Kim in San Diego!

  2. April 8, 2008 9:08 AM

    corey says…Glad to hear you have a trip in your future.

    How exciting that you’ll be staying with cousins. Not many people get that opportunity. Be careful, you might end up like Liam and buy a cottage down the road…it might be a Hughes family trait! 😉

    That’s a great area. Be sure to consider visiting the Bog Train, Clonmacnois, Strokestown Famine Museum…and any other spots your cousins recommend. Ballinasloe is a good base for a lot of good daytrips.

    Here’s a tidbit from my visit to the area last summer: https://irishfireside.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/clonmacnoise-portumna-bog/

    As for places to stay in Dublin…
    You could either stay in city centre or stay in one of the coastal towns along the DART line (train).

    I’m usually on a budget in Dublin, so I end up in hostels, but there are so many great places to stay. Some of the nicer spots are near St Stephan’s Green (note, many of them say 10-minute walk to Grafton Street…that usually means they are a 10-minute walk to St Stephan’s Green, so a little further out of city centre, but still walkable or just one or two DART stops from Trinity College/City Centre).

    Dochara.com does a good job of reviewing accommodations in Dublin at http://www.dochara.com/stay/regional/dublin.php

    You’ll get loads of recommendations from http://www.irelandexpert.com or http://www.irelandyes.com. And also post your question on the message boards on those sites.

    Bit Devine is a friend of ours who makes appearances on both the message boards mentioned above…She is a bit of an expert on County Roscommon, so she will have loads and loads of information for you.

  3. April 22, 2008 11:13 AM

    Hi Liam and Corey,
    I make it a point of checking Irish Fireside every now and again but you came up with a gem this time Dublin Journey is a cracking website for visitors to take a closer look at us.
    I know you’ve done interviews in the past I’d be delighted to give one in the future,I’m the Manager for Almara Accommodations Dublin.

    Brian Whelan.

  4. April 22, 2008 8:23 PM

    Brian,

    Glad to have you checking in every now and then. Your insight is always welcome.

    I haven’t been to Almara, but it looks like you’ve got pretty easy access to Dublin airport and other sites north of the city.

    Cheers,
    Corey

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