I have always had a travel bug, but now that I officially took my first trip to Europe, it’s for sure now more intense than ever. This Ireland trip was beyond incredible, so I decided to share all the little places we ate, listened to music at, and some of the iconic places I got to visit.
Day 1: We flew into Dublin in the afternoon, with our destination of the Buswell’s hotel. The hotel is located in the center of the city, next to multiple museums, really close to Trinity College, and in a great spot to head down to the Temple Bar district. We had the CUTEST “people carrier” (aka taxi) driver on our way to the hotel, that gave us the best history lesson of Ireland, and I could have listened to his Irish accent all day!
Can you believe before this trip I had never had a guinness?! True story, day one there was the first day that I had one poured for me! We hit up a local pub for some drinks and fish and chips, wandered around the city, went and visited Trinity College, before we headed down to the Temple bar area for local pub music and drinks.
We hit Dublin on the Trap fest festival weekend, so every pub had live music. The Temple Bar was our first stop, one of the most famous Irish Pub’s in the area. We also went to the Auld Dubliner and hit one other pub on our walk back to the hotel. I recommend both of these bars if you ever go to Dublin! (get there early though, it gets so packed!)
Day 2: If you decide not to rent a car while in Ireland (which is totally do-able because public transportation is everywhere,) and you want to see the city, I recommend the Hop on-Hop off tours to see the city. For 19 euros, you get a whole day where you can hop on and hop off many multiple stops in the city and so many of the historical sites you want to see! I would probably get in many accidents trying to drive a car in Ireland, so I recommend trains and buses if you want to get around!
We only had around 6-7 hours to see everything we could in Dublin, so of course I wanted to make sure we got to Guinness brewery and the Jameson distillery. Both were super fun, if you want to go anywhere in Guinness you’ll have to pay around 25 euros, but it’s fun to go and look at the history of the brewery, and then make sure you get up to the top to the Gravity bar which overlooks Dublin. Its incredible! You can also go into Jameson and not have to pay, so you can visit and just have a drink there, but we did the tasting tour and it was really fun. You get to learn about the process of triple distilling and I feel like I appreciate their whiskey a lot more now, and loved visiting there! I also had the BEST old fashion there (and I’m not even a whiskey drinker.)
From Sunday night on, we spent the rest of the week in Galway, Ireland and those posts will be coming later this week! Until then, Cheers!