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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2011 11:09 a.m. PST

I have the good fortune to be in both cities in October. I welcome any sightseeing tips having never been to either city before, despite my Irish heritage!

Ive been to northern Ireland but not to the south. Clontarf immediately comes to mind but from the Google maps it looks like there is nothing to see there. Then there is the '16 rising associated sites to see.

Any other suggestions, particularly on the Czech end of the trip?

I'll actually be on a stop-over in Warsaw as well! But only for a couple hours (drat!) Long enough to trade some patches though!

Cheers!

U.K.

Connard Sage Inactive Member07 Aug 2011 11:40 a.m. PST

Well there's the Boyne up by Drogheda. It has a visitor centre, maps and well marked battlefield walks.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian07 Aug 2011 1:48 p.m. PST

Not a battlefield, but go to the Boyne tombs (Newgrange etc) if you have the chance. Quite remarkable – makes Stonehenge look like a big circle of old rocks!

Clontarf is under Dublin, but there's a great Viking Museum in the city – and go to the National Museum as well. And Trinity College ---

Chris Rance07 Aug 2011 2:13 p.m. PST

Kolin is just east of Prague and very easy to get to if you have a liking for SYW. There's Bila Hora in Prague of course, but not much to see there.

If you don't mind a bit of travel then Brno (and the Austerlitz site) is 2 hours down the D1. Let me know if you are thinking of coming though; Czech can be a bit inpenetrable to the uninitiated and there's not a lot in the way of help for the foreign tourist at Austerlitz.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member07 Aug 2011 2:27 p.m. PST

Hi UK,

there is a lot to see in Dublin, but unfortunately, clontarf isnt one of them. The buildings linked to 1916 will be all around you, and if you are outside dublin, the site of the battle of the boyne, the hill of tara and the newgrange mounds are all within a few short miles of each other. In the city centre, the national museum and trinity college are a 5 minute walk from each other, with the Collin barracks museum isnt too far away, if you go by Guinness's brewery……

When in October will you be over, as the biggest convention over here is on in late october, on the bank holiday weekend. The only real game shop in Dublin is in the city centre, about 5 minutes on foot from O'connell bridge.

Phil

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2011 4:52 a.m. PST

I found the city of Prague fantastic! Great super old city, lots of festivals, and a neat old castle on the hill. I would love to go back. The city is alive! It was too short a visit for me.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2011 4:10 a.m. PST

Ill be in Dublin September 27-29 and Prague 29th through October 7th.

Looking forward to both cities. As stated above, have been in Ulster proper before, but never to the south. Unfortunately a short stay but I really just tacked those days on as an extra to my trip to Prague anyway.

Thanks for the tips Folks.

Phil, what's the name of the game shop in Dublin? It wouldnt be a proper trip without a mini shop visit?

U.K.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member09 Aug 2011 2:57 p.m. PST

Hi

It is called Gamers world. It is very close to the GW shop in Dublin, and it is at the back of a Jervis street shopping centre if you want to distract your better half while you raid the gaming shop.

Phil

John the Confused Inactive Member14 Aug 2011 2:12 a.m. PST

Here is a link to the military museums in Prague.
Watch out for the limited opening times.

link

Here are three places to eat in Prague.
The food is good and Czech oriented.
They also serve excellent beer.

link

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link

Here are three wonderful places for coffee,

evropahotel.cz

link
(Have a look at the coat storage device in the entrance hall.)

link
(This is the old booking hall, you have to go through the horrible modern station to get to it)

John

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2011 7:33 p.m. PST

John, just got back. The military museums were excellent! Thanks for the links. I hope to post some pics here in the future.

U.K.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member11 Oct 2011 5:42 a.m. PST

And somewhere to the west of Prague,is a field where once stood the village of Lidice.

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