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Because there are some very cheap options on low cost airlines, I would suggest flying as a convenient alternative. Ryanair and Aer Lingus have various flights each day.


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Personal experience in Ireland (and generally with car hires, but not with Hertz Ireland) says: the credit card must be in the name of the driver and not be a prepaid one. There's three options to possibly get around that: Ask the company to take the money that would usually be only be "reserved" on your credit card from your debit card and refund it once ...


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Those pages are well out of date. There is a direct bus from Dublin Airport every hour to Dun Laoghaire. It will work out much quicker than using more than one or two modes of transport. Cost: 8 euro single (Online) / 9 euro single (Pay Driver) 14 euro return (Online) / 15 euro return (Pay Driver)


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After quite some searching, the best I can provide is a link on gumtree which shows classified ads for soccer in Dublin. Several of them are trying to form teams or need extra players, and I'm sure would be happy to have a visitor join in for a game!


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I have flown from the USA to Thailand with computer monitors in my checked baggage without issue on a couple of recent occasions (and I use a roller duffel, so effectively zero protection against theft). Most thievery from luggage is small, easy to conceal items like jewelry, cameras, phones, tablets, music players. A big monitor in its original box is too ...


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Temple Bar is generally considered the night life / pub / club centre of Dublin. There is a wide range of accommodation from hostels to quality hotels, and there are a vast number of pubs and clubs within crawling distance.


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If you'd prefer to get a train, the cheapest option is generally a "Rail & Sail" ticket: http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry/rail-and-sail/ In fact, it's usually cheaper than paying for a car on the ferry (and that's excluding the cost of fuel to get from London to Holyhead). As well as being cheaper, you also have the peace of mind that if there are any ...


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I called Hertz Dublin. Very helpful information which contradicts their website FAQ's which seems to generic. I can use a Visa Debit Card or a Credit Card in the drivers name when I collect the car. Not sure if this applies to all Hertz outlets or just to Dublin. Otherwise I think the cheapest option, barring getting a credit card in my own name, would be ...


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If your preferred option does not work out, you could always try Eurolines Coaches, which depart to many European Countries including Ireland from Victoria Coach Station, London. More info: http://www.eurolines.co.uk/destinations/ireland


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Ferry bookings work in the same way as flight tickets these days, the actual fare depends on the date and time of the booking, and changes in time. To check the fare that is of interest you need to go to the ferry company website, e.g. Stena Line, enter the dates, press continue booking, enter the number of passengers and the size of the car, and then you ...


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Dun Laoghaire Harbour is a little to the South East of Dublin City Centre. The Airport is to the north. The Dublin Airport Website has a great section on getting to/from the airport which you should have a look at. I don't believe there's anything listed there that'll take you direct, but it might be worth double checking! The option that springs to mind ...


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There's a pretty good page about Getting to & from Dun Laoghaire, and from that, it looks like the bus is a viable option: Dublin Airport is only 16 miles away. The airport is serviced by buses (41, 41a, 41b, 41c) which will take you into the city centre where you can transfer onto a bus to Dun Laoghaire. There is also a service called ...


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Rome2Rio gives you the alternatives. Rome2rio gives airfares, but not for the ferry though. You can get a detailed quote from Stena line


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You could also check Cityjet. They used to be an air france, but changed owners recently. Furthermore, do check all, because depending on dates you want to fly all might be the cheapest. Personally, I avoid Ryanair, just to avoid the hazzle, but if you are strictly abiding to their rules, and buy checked luggage ahead of time, they might be the cheapest


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Promoting a comment to an answer If you're not in a huge rush, I'd suggest you skip flying, and take the train. Well, train + train + ferry. That way, you'll have the computer parts and monitor with you at all times, can keep an eye on them, can ensure that no baggage handlers throw them about it. Booked a little bit in advance, it's actually not that ...


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You're probably overthinking this, as the actual price will depend more on the route, the time, etc. than the airline. It's probably best to just check the price for your specific journey and book the cheapest tickets you can find. If you don't mind a longer travel, you could also use some search engine that will consider many airlines and indirect routes. ...


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For the cheapest way avoid the 747 and private buses. Get either the 16 or the 41 to the city centre (costs €3.05; paid to the driver). From Terminal 1 walk out the main exit from Arrivals cross the road and walk through the car park atrium. You'll find the bus stop on the other side. Get off the bus at O'Connell Street in the city centre. It's a wide ...



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