This is the essential Dublin. It is all here: the places to see and things to do, the sights not to be missed. You haven't forever, so this book keeps it snappy. 'Seven Days in Dublin' groups the city's highlights into easy-to-follow daily excursions. Day 1 deals with the absolute must-see essentials, so that the book is as useful to the visitor with just one day to spare as to those with three, five or seven days in hand. Shane Kennedy also provides details of optional one-day excursions out of town, to the Boyne Valley to the north of the city and to County Wicklow to the south. For each day of your visit, the author presents you with a puzzle, the solutions to which is found in the text for that day's itinerary. He gives personal recommendations for 10 good restaurants, 10 good pubs, 10 things you can only do in Dublin and a summary of the city's history in 347 words. He deals with the city's night life, the gay and lesbian scene, and a personal fix on such things as the city's best barber shop, the best deli, the best chipper and so on. 'Seven Days in Dublin' gets to the point and stays there. It is opinionated; it is up-to-date; it isn't bland.
It thinks that Dublin is great, but could be better. It tells you what you can afford to miss. It is the perfect guide for people in a hurry.