Traveling to Ireland this past summer, I found it hard to leave after spending three jam-packed days there. Dublin, the capitol, is an amazing city with so much to offer for every type of traveler. Visiting the beautiful countryside, however, is a must do while in Ireland. The food, Guinness, and people alone will be enough to make you want to extend your trip!
Where To Stay
Great place to stay on a budget-friendly trip. It’s centrally located in the popular area of Temple Bar, overlooking the River Liffey. The staff is friendly, rooms are clean, and wifi is free. Breakfast is included and bathrooms are located within the rooms!
Located across the river from Abigail’s Hostel, Abbey’s Court is a colorful place to stay. The staff is equally as friendly, and they also provide a complementary breakfast.
Where To Eat
Leo Burrdock’s (Temple Bar location)
One cannot go to Dublin without making a visit to Leo Burrdock’s! Famous for their fish and chips, you’ll find yourself having to try it more than once. The guys that work there are so friendly and love sharing their celebrated food with foreigners!
Quay’s Pub is a quintessential Irish pub located in Temple Bar with great live music!
What To See
The main attraction at Trinity College is hands down the Book of Kells Exhibition. The campus itself is also a great place to spend an afternoon or few hours. Check out Susan Byron’s blog for more of Ireland’s hidden gems.
Cliffs of Moher, the Burren
The Burren is located in County Clare and offers stunning landscapes specific to the Irish countryside. The Cliffs of Moher are an unbelievable natural wonder and present breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Visiting the Guinness Factory is a great way to learn about the history and creation of the famous Irish Stout. The tour is done at your leisure and includes food and drink samples, as well as a beer when you complete your visit. The Gravity Bar is the located at the top of the Storehouse and offers unbeatable views of Dublin.
The Jameson Distillery offers a theatrical tour of how Jameson became the household name it is today. They offer a whiskey tasting at the end as well.
Until next week! Megan