When in Dublin, watch not only your wallet, but your car. Our rental car,
with all our luggage inside, was towed from what they mysteriously call a
"clearaway zone" (meaning a parking place that's legal when you park there,
but later becomes illegal). It cost us $100 to get it back. And that was
only because we had a Visa card to pay the fines. Even the taxi driver who
took us to the impounding lot said it was a "racket". Local police very
unsympathetic. Having grown up in NYC, I thought I had seen it all. Left a
very bad impression.
At 12:39 PM 2/6/96 JST, you wrote:
>there used to be a Tourist Office (Bo/rd Fa/ilte) on Upper O'Connell St.
>They were/are unusally friendly and helpful for a semi-Govt office. They
>may have a list of registered B&B - Irish Hotels, unless they've changed
>policy, were pricing themselves out of existence. Further up the street
>turn right at Findlater's Church into Gardiner Place. On the left side of
>the street there are a couple of Hotel's that may be economically
>accessible. For pubs check the evening papers - they don't play every
>evening - but the best way is either to enquire in your accodomation, or
>better still go to the nearest pub and over a Guinness ask the barman.
>Everybody knows everybody and everything in Dublin! A friendly warning: in
>central Dublin watch your wallet. Walter Dunphy. [log in to unmask]