Dublin Aiport may not be the most exciting place to be stranded but there are some ways to ease the pain of a delay.
Dublin Airport Tips
) There is wifi and internet access available throughout the airport use this time to send some emails to friends and family
) Take the opportunity to have your last pint of Guinness for a while in one of the several bars
) Dublin Airport is a no smoking airport so get your nicotine hit while you can.
) There is a postbox at the airport so buy some postcards or send a letter by snail mail with an authentic Irish stamp and postmark!
hours to spare what can you do ?
) Hop in a cab and go to Kealys Bar and restaurant mins away from the Airport. This family run establishments serves up some of the best food complete with top notch service. The cosy lounge downstairs is perfect for relaxing in while waiting on your flight.
) Hop on an aircoach and you are in the city centre within mins-hour ask to get out at Trinity College.
) At Trinity College explore the grounds and famous Book of Kells before getting on a hop on hop off bus tour directly outside the main gates. This will bring you different attractions in the within the city in a couple of hours.
) If you don’t want to venture all the way into the city get a cab to bring you to Santry Omniplex about mins away where there are several cinemas to while away the hours if its raining.
) If you really want to make it to one major attraction and are willing to risk missing the flight to see it. Head to the Guinness Storehouse. Either take a cab straight their ( euro) or get a bus into the city centre and then a cab. Take the tour through the levels up the Gravity Bar at the top for a panoramic view of the city and what better way to finish off your tour than with a pint of Guinness. Make a quick dash through the souvenir shop to grab a few gifts on the way out. Ask at the information desk if they can call you another cab straight to the airport.
NB a new terminal will shortly open at Dublin Airport test flights are due to commence in November 2010
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