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'Dublin is always a really special place on a rugby weekend'


Claire Silcock

Claire Silcock

Claire Silcock

Claire Silcock says she and her husband John will spend around €1,500 this weekend on their visit to Dublin.

The pair, who are "England-obsessed" rugby fans, say they're looking forward to their first taste of the Aviva roar, having not been to Dublin since 2006.

"We're staying in the Clarence Hotel this year and are looking for a really nice break away. Dublin is always a really special place on a rugby weekend," Claire (inset) said.

"We come for the rugby but will do all the nice things while we're here like shopping in Brown Thomas. We'll spend around €1,500 in total," she said.

Wales fan Julian Purchase was in Dublin to see his country beat Ireland in February 2012 and has equally fond memories of the capital.

"The fans were wonderful and very sporting afterwards and I really have nothing bad to say about it," Julian said.

"We stayed four nights and went to places like Kilmainham Gaol, Bewley's Cafe and Temple Bar. It's clear why Dublin is popular with rugby fans."

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