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Travel | 24 Hours In Dublin


Well technically it was slightly longer than 24 hours. A couple of weeks ago I headed to Dublin with a few friends after bagging £4 return plane tickets in the Ryanair Black Friday sale.

We stayed at the Beresford Hotel, which was walkable distance to Temple Bar and other local attractions without the hustle and bustle.




After dropping off our bags, we set off in search for our first pint of Guinness of the weekend and a bite to eat. We ended up at The Hairy Lemon, it's true what the say Guinness taste much better in Ireland. We ordered a few platters to share between us. The Nachos and Sea Food platters were amazing and we all fell in love with the Soda Bread so much so we had to order more. I went for a traditional Dublin Coddle which was perfect for the cold weather.

Saturday morning we walked through Temple Bar on the hunt for a hearty breakfast. We found ourselves at The Woollen Mills. One of the best breakfast I've had in a long time, we shared a peanut butter and jam french toast which was also lovely






 
We had a wander through Dublin Castle and their gardens on the way to The Guinness Storehouse. The views on The Gravity Bar are breathe taking, unfortunately it was really grey that day so was unable to take pictures to give it justice. I particularity liked the advertising section, looking through Guinness past advertising.


 

I heard great things about Queen of Tarts, so we made a beeline for cake and Irish coffee. I recommend you try the Apple crumble it was lush.

There is so much more to do in Dublin than we managed in the 24hrs we were there. A few more  things I would like to do on my next visit are;
  • The National Museum of Ireland
  • Cow's Lane Market
  • Phoenix  Park
 
The Birthday girl Martyna

Saturday evening we made our way to My Meat Wagon for meat, meat and more meat. Their menu is very simple, there are no starters. To be honest you need as much room as possible for the main event. I opted for the Cow on the Board, the meat was so tender and the baked beans were to die for.

We then made our way across the road to The Generator Hostel for a few drinks. When I think of a hostel I think of somewhere dark and dirty. This was the opposite, it was huge, modern with a great vibe. If you're looking for somewhere trendy, with great drink deals I would totally recommend it.

We were up at the crack on dawn on Sunday to catch our flight back to the UK. I had a great time in Dublin and can't wait to visit again when it's much warmer

Have you been to Dublin before? where do you recommend visiting?

4 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a lovely time, the food photos are making my mouth water. I don't like Guiness whether in Ireland or not, we did 48 hours in Ireland for a 30th birthday and had a lot of fun - and have a trip to Dublin planned soon to stay with Irish friends to see Dublin from a Dubliners point of view!

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  2. Oh wow what a great flight deal! It sounds like a great time. I would love to visit Dublin and Ireland to be honest. Thanks for sharing! Angela

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  3. Oh my the meat wagon looks and sounds amazing, definitely somewhere I would have on my list to visit x

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  4. I've not been to Dublin, but it is definitely on my list of places to visit - even more so after seeing all your wonderful food photos!
    Sheila R @CakeReev

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