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    visiting Dublin. Any suggestions?

    At the end of August I hope to be attending a meeting in Dublin and to stay on for a couple of days to do some photography.

    I would like to do some landscape/coastscapes (monochrome) but I do not want to go on any long bus journeys and I do not drive. I am fine with the train.

    I am a bit jittery photographing in cities in the UK, being rather shy & retiring by nature but if anyone has any advice for interesting photography (sorry to be so vague) in Dublin itself I would love to hear.

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    Les

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    Dublin is a very pedestrian friendly city. It is crowded by comparison to the rest of the county but , the people are lovely. There is so much to see and do that one would hardly find time in five weeks to take it all in.

    Photographically, everywhere along the river seems like an opportunity - especially at sun rise.

    Dublin is also the hub of the train system for the country. It seems that one can travel almost anywhere in Ireland by train from Dublin.

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    Do post more info on your plans.
    We can give you plenty of suggestions.

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    If anything go and see the Book of Kells in Trinity Library and the Tara Brough. Both utterly spectacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesd View Post
    At the end of August I hope to be attending a meeting in Dublin and to stay on for a couple of days to do some photography.

    I would like to do some landscape/coastscapes (monochrome) but I do not want to go on any long bus journeys and I do not drive. I am fine with the train.

    I am a bit jittery photographing in cities in the UK, being rather shy & retiring by nature but if anyone has any advice for interesting photography (sorry to be so vague) in Dublin itself I would love to hear.

    Thanks

    Les
    There are lots of places accessible by train, and lots more to photograph without ever leaving the city..
    If you can give me a better idea of what you're hoping to see/photograph, I'd be happy to suggest some places within easy reach of the Dart line (Dublin Area Rapid Transit)?

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    ps... Dinesh.. that cheque is in the post
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    If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?

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    This is not certain yet as I have to get approval from work to attend a 2 day conference at Dublin City University ( 4km from the city centre). If it goes ahead then I will probably have the Friday evening and all day Saturday 30th August to myself flying back to Newcastle UK on Sunday (have to be back at my desk on Monday )

    I am doing a lecture at my camera club in January and I want to have something of my trip to Ireland in it. I guess what I am after are a few alternative suggestions so I can decide which to do if this goes ahead.

    So any suggestions for photogenic opportunities would be welcomed (e.g. buildings, people, beaches, landscapes with rocks, ruins). I will be armed with 35 mm HP5 (and a camera).

    Les

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    Dublin Bay itself is rather photogenic - Sandymount is a good area to start. Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin. Killarney. All close to Dublin.
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    If you're in DCU then you'll be close to Clontarf and Killester DART stations. From here you can get to the city centre and plenty of people, old buildings,
    bridges and the docklands. Or you can keep going on South to Dun Laoghaire with beautiful harbour and buildings.
    Stay on the DART even longer and you reach Dalkey originally a viking settlement, then on to Killiney a pebbled beach in a gorgeous bay.
    Still going south you reach Bray (of which I may be a bit biased in my opinion) with it's Victorian promenade, bandstand, cliff walk, pebbled beach,
    swan filled harbour and some very pleasant natives
    The DART stops in Greystones another quaint little town.
    There are some beautiful places to see if you want to leave the city and a 3 day go anywhere ticket on the DART is just €16.10.
    If you do make it out this way there are a few of us Appugers living in Wicklow, and you never know we might even be tempted to go for a pint

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    If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?

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