What to do in Dublin? (2 Viewers)

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If you're in Dun Laoghaire, then I would suggest taking the Brunel-designed train down south along the coast. It's a fine railway journey, if you're in to that sort of thing. It seems to defy the laws of physics at times. What you do when you get to Greystones I don't know.
Being from Wexford originally I've been on that journey many times. Good idea!
 

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If you're in Dun Laoghaire, then I would suggest taking the Brunel-designed train down south along the coast. It's a fine railway journey, if you're in to that sort of thing. It seems to defy the laws of physics at times. What you do when you get to Greystones I don't know.
huh. OK. Never knew any of this either.

 

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The cobblestones should be a hit. If they want a to go somewhere after that’s more of a pint and a chat place, the Guinness in the glimmerman nearby is lovely.
If they’re American, they’ll probably like trinity college too.
 

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huh. OK. Never knew any of this either.



To honest I didn't know there was an atmospheric railway round there myself. Haven't read all of that link, but I will. There was one in Crystal Palace at around the same time and it didn't really work very well.

The route I meant skims along the cliffs in a way that seems unbelievable. It was in THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL EVER episode of Micheal Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys.
 

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Pretty much. I'm obviously being facetious.

*For anyone who has something better to do than watch twee re-runs of programs about twains, Portillo follows the route of a Victorian book called "Great British Railway Journeys", then talks to locals, admires the scenery etc.

Later when he was on Newstalk for something else, he was asked about including a journey in Ireland. "It's in the source material, which is of it's time", or something. This was years ago, it was daft on all sides as I recall. The NT text machine went mental.
 

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Portillo's first series or two were good, but then his American railway one was just too fuckin smarmy and the set-up meet and greets in it were mostly just shit. He's decent when he just sticks to facts, he's pretty insufferable when they're trying to make him look funny.
 

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