My husband and I will be travelling to Norwich, England to visit my grandparents for 2 weeks in July. We would like to include a brief holiday (3-4 days) in Dublin as part of our travels.
I have found Flybe flights our of Norwich to Belfast City that seem very reasonable. However, I am having some difficulties in determining how best to get from Belfast Airport to Dublin. A lot of the bus and train timetables and prices do not seem to be posted yet.
I have researched some of the touristy things to do in Dublin and we have thought that the Temple Bar area may be where we wish to pick our hotel. So all that being said, could you please answer a few questions for us:
1) What is the easiest and most efficient way to get from Belfast Airport to the Temple Bar District of Dublin? Car, bus, train?
2) We are willing to rent a car if that is the most efficient, but what difficulties with insurance might we run into if we rent in Belfast and drive to Dublin? Is parking in the Temple Bar District reasonable and easily accessible?
3) Is the average temperature in Dublin REALLY only 65F during July?
Thank in advance for your advice.