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Any Americans Going/Gone to Dublin Show?

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With a big birthday and a big anniversary this year, my husband and I are thinking about treating ourselves with a trip to see the band in Dublin.  We didn’t use my husband’s presale codes, hoping that this would be an option later in the year.  Are there any tips, advice, observation, or other thoughts from other Americans who have seen a show in Dublin?  

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I went to Dublin for I&E and it was great! Dublin is a nice compact city good for walking and plenty of cab or bus options. Definitely stay away (do not get a room!) from Temple Bar, overpriced pubs  and too touristy. We stayed on the North side, Castle Hotel, which is really nice too. Lots of shopping and of course great pubs all around. There's all the usual touristy things to do like Guinness factory and the like. Try the 'little Museum Dublin', they have a section that is all U2 related. There is also a rock and roll museum of Ireland, not far from Temple Bar. 

If you want a private fan tour of u2 related sites, check out Dave Griffith's tours, he is a friendly great guide around the city for about $30 or so. 

The 3Arena where the show most likely takes place is smallish, about 12k people fit in there. Its easily accessible by the local rail. 

Most of all HAVE FUN! It is a blast to be where U2 is from!

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If you can, definitely get to Dublin for this tour. It was mind-blowing in 2015!! I've been over for Croke Park and RDS on prior tours, but seeing them indoors in their hometown was another level. 

In 2015, I stayed at Jury's Custom House (think it's now owned by Hilton or Hyatt or something?). Great location away from the biggest tourist hordes, and 2 blocks to the LUAS which will take you to the arena. You can also walk, though it's a long walk. Nice if the weather isn't too cold and windy. Also easy walking to O'Connell St, Temple Bar, Grafton St, Merrion Square, and Windmill Lane. If it's still there, I HIGHLY recommend a cafe called Lemon around Dawson St (?) - amazing crepes! And my favorite bookstore in the world, Hodges Figgis is nearby. 

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I am going to attempt to get tickets for both Belfast and Dublin. Bucket list for me to see them in Ireland, and I have never been!

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Safe travels to all us Americans travelling to see the boys abroad! I hope to see them in Ireland one day. Maybe next tour...whenever and if ever that will happen.

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Was in Dublin in 2009 Croke Park, 2015 IE tour and 2017 for JT at Croke. Best trips I have ever had! May not be up for the next as I was just there last summer and the trip is becoming hard to justify! Still finding things unrelated to U2 to do in the city and its surrounding areas as well. Great time!

 

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We might be a little country but there is alot more to it than Dublin. Go beyond the pale and spend some of your hard earned dollars in other parts of the country  ;-)

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It was a 'bucket list' thing for me so I wend to see them in Dublin for 360 ended up at all 3 shows. Then went to Belfast and Dublin for I&E . The shows were at 3Arena in Dublin, great venue and I will try and return this tour. Looks like those dates will be in late September so I'd recommend only spending the couple of days in Dublin and turning it into a bigger Ireland trip. I've been 5 times and it's a great place to get outside the city and see the countryside plus September will be nice weather as opposed to the cold rainy November I&E shows..  Now the hard part, getting tickets :) 

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Thank you for the recommendations, particularly a bookstore! I'm not going to see U2 in Dublin for this tour - I'm seeing them in NY, then my family is heading to Ireland for a vacation (I'm turning 50 this summer and what I really wanted for my birthday was a family vacation). A few days in Dublin, then off to the West Coast - Galway & the Aran Islands (other suggestions are very welcome!)

I would love to see the boys playing in Dublin, but those little issues called "the school year" and "hockey season" will get in the way.

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