Carly Bond

Dublin

Ireland Road Trip – Day 16

This was our last day in Ireland so we travelled to Dublin for an overnight stay. We arrived at around lunchtime which gave us just enough time to have a longer look at the city than the last time we were there. We decided to visit the Guinness Storehouse to see how Guinness is made. The tour took about 3 hours and you got to find out all about how it is made, plus there are a number of different sections which explain about cooperage and the advertising of Guinness throughout the decades.

After the storehouse we decided to jump on a Dublin Sightseeing bus as we knew we didn’t have time to see much else. It was a little cold but a great way to see all the sights in one go & gave some ideas of where to go if we ever visit Dublin again.

We went for a meal in Temple Bar again just like the last time we were there, but made sure we had a drink in the actual Temple Bar which was great fun. Live music was played from up to date music to traditional irish music.

I am sad to leave Ireland as it has been lots of fun, but then good things have to come to an end at some point.

Ireland Road Trip – Day1

Today was the start of our 2 week long Ireland road trip, which is not really a road trip but a holiday of parts, a week in Galway and a week in Cork. We set off from home at 7am to get to Holyhead in Anglesey, ready to catch the ferry to Dublin.

I have never been to Dublin before & have always wanted to visit so was eager to get there. We travelled by Irish Ferries, which was actually quite nice. We got a seat right at the front of the boat & spent the next 3 hours playing cards, drinking, etc. Free Wifi too!!!!

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When we docked into Dublin we had to find the hotel, which proved very difficult with the Irish road signs, but we got there in the end! One or two little arguments on the way, but all part of the fun. As it was quite late we headed straight out of the hotel & onto the Luaz, Dublin’s equivalent to the tube system, a tram, to take us into the city centre.

We headed to the Halfpenny bridge and then into Temple Bar which was buzzing with street entertainment and lots of people. We had a lovely meal at The Old Mill restaurant which was delicious, with a really good atmosphere.

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We walked off the mountains of food we’d eaten and wandered into a pub called The Palace Bar which are apparently famous for their whiskey!!

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It was an enjoyable but tiring day and am now looking forward to a little road trip to Galway, where we will be based for a week. 🙂