• Georgie McGrath

A weekend break to Dublin

It's been a while since my last post, my dissertation has got the best of me :(

Beginning the new year I took a well deserved weekend break to Dublin to celebrate my friends 21st.

One of the easiest flights I have ever experienced, we flew from Birmingham Airport and after a 45 minute flight we arrived in Dublin. We checked into our cute apartment and began planning our weekend. We stayed with 'They key collection, Jervis apartments' for the duration of our trip, I would definitely stay there again in the future. In the evening we took our first walk around the centre, followed by a coupe of cocktails...

Day 2 (Saturday). We spent the morning wondering the picturesque cobbled streets of Dublin keeping an eye out for landmarks such as the famous Temple Bar, Dublin Castle... and the leprechaun museum. We then made our way to the Guinness Storehous experience, with a spot of lunch before hand. The Guinness Storehouse was most certainly my favourite activity of the holiday. Taking us through each step of how Guinness is developed and produced with a few samples. We learnt how to poor our own perfect pint and then enjoyed this over looking Dublin from the rooftop bar. I would 100% recommend this experience (It would be rude to come to Ireland not have some Guinness). For dinner we went to 'Koh Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge' for some delicious Thai food ( I ordered Phad Thai), followed by an evening of cocktails... once again.

Day 3 (Sunday). Our final day spent in Dublin. Once again, the day spent exploring, we walked around the grounds of Trinity Collage where the famous book of Kells is kept, followed by some shopping! Also some irresistible donuts. In the evening we ate at The Hard Rock Cafe. And finally, to end the holiday we went to Temple Bar. Temple Bar was the one place I was so excited to visit after hearing so many positive reviews. We shared a bottle of prosecco and listened to the live Irish sets, Ireland is the ideal place for anyone who loves a pint and a singalong. Overall my experience in Ireland was very welcoming, the people were friendly and accommodating to tourists, I will most certainly be returning in the future.

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