Doing Dublin

To be sure, to be sure, it’s Declan who drives the jolly green DoDublin bus while sharing hilarious takes on local sites and folklore.

It’s the 30-year anniversary of the DoDublin Hop on Hop off tour, with 30 stops across the city, including the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and Dublin City Hall.

There really is no better start to your visit than to board the bus, head upstairs and let Declan guide you around the seemingly endless activities and famous sites which the city boasts, many with free admission.

My favourites were the Writer’s Museum in Parnell Square, opposite the very moving Garden of Remembrance, which honours all who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom. The National Gallery of Ireland is also a treasure house of European and local works of art. And then there’s the Little Museum of Dublin, set in an old Georgian Townhouse, telling the stories of locals across the generations. The Irish capital has far too many attractions, but Declan’s overview is a great start.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Publisher of YourLifeChoices – Australia's most-trusted and longest-running retirement website. A trusted voice on Australia's retirement landscape, including retirement income and planning, government entitlements, lifestyle and news and information relevant to Australians over 50. Leon has worked in publishing for more than 25 years and is also a travel writer and editor, graphic designer and photographer.

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