3.22.2013

Ireland, Part 2: Rollin' on Dub(lin)


Yes, yes...I was indeed that tourist that got some annoying head gear to wear while in Dublin. I won't apologize. Dublin pleasantly surprised me as a (smallish) city that had a lot of energy, fun music and pretty scenery. I am now a big fan and would urge you not to skip Dublin when planning a trip to Ireland! Jesus in a box also urges you not to skip it: 

*ahem*

Onto some shots of lovely Dublin: 

 The silver spire in the middle of town.

 Excitement was EVERYWHERE as all the pubs were gearing up for St. Patrick's day weekend. I forgot to take photos of the THRONGS of people walking around, but it was madness, in a good way!

 Whiskey.

The awesomest clock in the world. Look closely. This one really hurt my whiskey brain. 

Now, I didn't just drink while in Ireland. There were some great sites to see. Behold: 

 Trinity University is a must see. A lovely campus that had me feeling like I was all scholarly and stuff.

 More of the campus. 

 St. Stephen's Green, a very beautiful park...

 A memorial to the Great Famine. 

 A little romance for ya. This photo makes me melt a little. 

 Tis the season for green. 



Content in the Irish sunshine =)

To end the post, here are some of my recommended pubs/restaurants/establishments that really showed us a good time:

Vintage Cocktail Club

 AMAZING drinks! This place was recommended by an Irish blogger, and I wouldn't have known about it otherwsie. It's hidden, with the letters "VCC" plastered on a random black door in an alley. I was highly impressed by this joint!

Random bar in The Shelbourne Hotel

 Sometimes I like walking into random hotels and hanging out at their bars. This hotel was snazzy, and provided great people watching as a wedding was going on amidst the St. Paddy's craziness. Also, it's hard to beat the service in hotels.

The Auld Dubliner
This is in the Temple Bar area of town, which is VERY busy, full of foreigners, but not touristy enough to skip. Straight up, this place was a hell of a lot of fun! 


Hippetys

Good food, fun decor, cheap prices and highly original. I got a good little ham and cheese toasty with freshly made salads to help cure a drinking headache. It worked! Inside of the cafe: 


GO TO DUBLIN, KIDS! 

9 comments :

  1. It looks like you had so much fun!

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  2. That photo of the river makes me want to transport to there right now! It looks like you had fun there, and picked a good time to go.

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  3. I love the pictures !!!! Come and see me and maybe we can follow each other ?:)
    Let me know.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed the big smoke! I'm definitely trying that cocktail place the next time I'm home!

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  5. so was dublin cray on st. paddys day? we went to shamrocks and it was like, obnoxiously packed and i can only handle so much so i had my obligatory guiness and went home. good times:)

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  6. Dublin is lovely! And you got to experience St. Patricks day there!

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  7. A little ham and cheese toasty? Is that a ham and cheese sandwich? Your language is so much fun to read nowadays.

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    1. haha yeah, a sandwich, toasted! :)

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  8. It was fun to see Dublin through your eyes! I'm over next week and I can't wait! I'll be checking out VCC for sure :)

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