Dublin

Where better to go for a city break than to Dublin, a city known for its lively and fun nightlife and friendly atmosphere. There is plenty to do in Dublin, not just drinking Guinness ( nothing wrong with that though)

When deciding on Dublin I was looking for a city not too far away, so a quick two day visit won’t be filled with travel. And the weather forecast was good so we booked it.

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Accommodation

We stayed in North city lodge, which was a self catering large house. we had a large room with two beds, and then there was shared bathrooms, toilets and kitchens. Really clean and modern and just a 20 minute walk from Temple Bar. The Price was £30 a night and was well worth it. Plenty of buses close by for the airport or into dublin if you don’t fancy the short walk.

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Travel

The flight was £30 return, so cannot grumble at that. And the flight was from East midlands Airport, only a 30 minute drive for me, and the a 45 minute flight into Dublin.

Once we landed into Dublin the simplest and cheapest way into Dublin city centre is to get the bus, which is right outside the airport.

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Things to do

Temple Bar

Temple Bar is the place to go to see the Dublin that you imagines, small cobbled streets with plenty of Pubs and bars, colourful and loud, it is a very busy place and popular with tourists. At night you’ll here the loud live music and singing from the pubs, and while you walk from pub to pub you can watch the many street acts that come out.

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Stadiums

Two main stadiums you can visit and maybe go to a game if there happens to be one on. Aviva stadium is the Rugby and football national stadium, a lovely modern ground with a good tour €10. Croke Park is the home of the gaelic sports and the true home of Irish sport, tours are €14

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Trinity College

This is Irelands number one University and its world famous, you can walk around the grounds for free, and see the wonderfull old buildings and gardens of the campus.

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parks

There are plenty of parks and green areas in Dublin to enjoy, walk around or have a picnic in. This pick of these parks has to be ST Stephensons Green. a large park with colourful flowers, plenty of wildlife and a large picturesque lake. A must see

Guinness Factory

The standard tourist attraction in Dublin and it is worth the €25, learn how guiness is made, take a picture outside the famous guinness gate, and sample a guinness how its meant to be tasted.

Dublin is a really nice city, with plenty to do. Enjoy the drink and the music and enjoy the sights of Dublin

Jon-Peter HoltComment