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Dublin Castle

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  • Day2

    A round up of day one

    July 15, 2017 in Ireland

    We reached our hotel by 11am, dropped off our bags and went out to see some of the sights of Dublin. First stop was City Hall then onto Dublin Castle where we booked a guided tour for mid-afternoon (which was very interesting). Then we walked to Christchurch Catheral which had a pop-up food village operating within its grounds.
    We had a very tasty lunch at The Larder then walked along the River Liffey in the afternoon, seeing lots of bridges , including Samuel Becketts bridge (see photo), and the Famine Sculpture.
    We had an interesting self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse which ended with a pint of the 'ruby red' ale in it's Gravity Bar on the 7th floor with 360 degree views of the city.
    We ate dinner in the Old Storehouse in Temple Bar then listened to live Irish music by 3 chaps, 1 on guitar, 1 on flute and the other on the handheld drum - clapping and singing along were aided by another pint of Guinness!
    We returned to the hotel through the very lively Temple Bar area.
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  • Day2

    Day two was a long one!

    July 15, 2017 in Ireland

    Fuelled on a full Irish breakfast, we visited St Patrick's Cathedral before taking a stroll around St Stephens Green then looking in the shops along Grafton St. After a slice of delicious cake at quirky Dolce Sicily, we took a guided tour in the Little Museum of Dublin then walked around the Government buildings and Trinity College before returning to the hotel and getting changed for our night at the theatre.
    According to Allison's phone step count we did 24.100 steps today which was marginally up on the 23,600 we managed yesterday.
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  • Day54

    Destination #8

    August 22 in Ireland

    Now that we are here we are going to do some touring and visiting with the Toals.

    Our first tour is around Dublin on the Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Bus (with an additional tour of the Guinness Storefront).

  • Day2

    Dublin, Ireland

    August 21, 2017 in Ireland

    Loving Ireland and especially the Irish people. I love their lilting speech and wonderful sense of humour, they are so friendly and happy. Had a wonderful time exploring Dublin on the Hop on Hop off bus started out at 8.30am and arrived home around 9.30pm, didn't stop all day. Enjoyed a Guinness and Lager at the Guinness Storehouse, love all the flowers especially the ones outside the pubs. Had a great time on the night tour.Read more

  • Day22

    Dublin 2.0

    May 18 in Ireland

    Irish beer, that I tried:

    O'Hara's craft lager
    O'Hara's ale
    Hophouse 13 lager
    Smithwicks
    G
    Yankee White IPA
    Kilkenney lager
    (and at least two that I have forgotten the names of)
    Quote for the self-guided pub crawl day: "slow and steady wins the race".

    Ireland, like Belgium, has got to be tricky for bartenders/dishwashers. The breweries have a special glass for many of their beers, therefore, lot's of washing, drying and putting back in place. On a busy night at the bar, that must be challenging.Read more

  • Day36

    Having fun in Temple Bar

    August 28, 2017 in Ireland

    Saturday, and a full day in Dublin is ahead of us, but first we need to get this phone organised. We were up late and hit the road at about 11am. Not hard to find a Vodafone shop- but when we did, the shop assistant had no idea - just wanted to hand the phone back to me “I don't know about iPhones?” she said. We went to an apple store - they looked up Vodafone’s details on the web, put them into Mary’s phone and we were away.

    I had looked for Aussie pubs in Dublin and the Woolshed Baa was mentioned. We went there on the off chance that we could see the Geelong game - good news, it was on and we watched the last quarter - a great win over GWS by Geelong, things are turning out okay.

    It was nearly 2pm and so we went looking for a half day tour. Decided to go around the northern coast of Dublin on a double decker bus with tour guide for Malahide Castle and Howth. The guide was excellent. There was a Tasmanian link as the last descendent of the Tabots could not afford to inherit the castle and sold it to the government and moved to a sheep farm in Tasmania. It was great looking through the Castle as it was not overly restored and so you could see how they lived in it.

    The northern heads of Dublin bay are where many of the wealthy live - grand houses and brilliant views of the coast. We stopped for fish and chips and a walk around the market.

    At night we were picked up by long time friend Floyd Jackson thinking we were going to a restaurant with him and wife Mary. We ended up at his home with a huge spread of food and the whole family joining us. They sang happy birthday to Mary and gave her a lovely Waterford Crystal Vase. What an enjoyable night.

    We expected another noisy night - perhaps we are getting used to the music and shouting, anyway it wasn't as bad as Friday night, oh and the guy on the reverse bike out front was still pulling in heaps of money …

    Tomorrow we head for Achill Island and Ireland’s rugged West Coast.

    Cheers
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  • Day1

    Dublin

    October 2, 2017 in Ireland

    Arrived in Dublin at lunch time. Flight was pretty good from Dubai but it was good to get off the plane after traveling 30 hours from Townsville with connecting flights. The weaterr was sunny and 11 degrees when we arrived but it was pretty windy,. We had purchased a Dublin 3 day pass before we left so we activated it at the airport by catching a connecting bus to the city at Oconnell bridge at Temple Bar not far from our hotel.
    We are staying 2 nights at the Paramount Hotel in Temple Bar.
    The afternoon was spent checking into our accomodation and wondering around the liffy looking around a bit. We headed over to Dublinina which was located at the rear of the old Christ Church Cathedral. This was actually a great way to start as we found out about Dublin's early history and how it was founded by the Vikings. The Cathedral was on the way out from the Viking ehibition. A beatuful old church that had rooms below it dating back to 12 century.
    After leaving the Cathedral, we heeaded down and along the liffy just for a look and tried to find Jamiesons distillary even though it is closed for renos at the moment we thought we might find it. We were unsuccessful as Clin't map didn't have it shown on it so we will try again tomorrow. We were getting hungry so decided to head back to a place called the larder. Lovely little place that we stopped into before heading off to the hotel (we coulldn't find the entrance to hotel and Clint needed to go to a loo). I needed a cuppa tea and we needed to get our bearings. This is the place we went back to for dinner. It is a lovely little place and the food is good as well as the people very friendly. We had dinner there and the chicken wings were amazing as well as the steak very tasty and headed back to the hotel as we were starting to get a bit spent from traveling.
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  • Day2

    Dublin Castle

    June 21, 2016 in Ireland

    When we left the hostel, we decided to look at a map for a brief secons to get an idea of the general area - we knew we wanted to get to Trinity College to see the grounds but we wanted to wander and explore along the way.

    The first place we came to was the amazing Dublin Castle. We stumbled upon it - the gate truly is a mere hole in the wall - and were amazed at how large and beautiful the castle is. We wandered around and looked at all of the plaques on the wall, stopping for a photo op or 2 (of course) and continued on our merey way :) #sbteurotripRead more

  • Day13

    Queen of Tarts Dublin

    September 30, 2016 in Ireland

    Das Queen of Tarts bietet Kuchen, Torten, Tee, Kaffee in verschiedenen Geschmäckern und Farben an und ist so etwas wie ein Himmel für alle, die von Süßem nicht genug bekommen können.

    Ein MUSS für alle Naschkatzen! Die ganzen Auszeichnungen lügen nicht. Wir haben uns hier zur „Teatime“ bei einer Kanne Tee und einem Kuchen in gemütlicher Atmosphäre aufgewärmt.

  • Day2

    Dublintour und Orga-Zeit

    May 30 in Ireland

    Nach dem gemeinsamen Frühstück mit Jason und unserer Verabschiedung nahm ich an einer kostenlosen Stadtführung teil, welche von den Hostels angeboten wurde. Die doch überraschend große Gruppe wurde aufgeteilt, sodass ich dem Dubliner James bei seiner lustigen Erzählungen über Irlands und Dublins Geschichte lauschen konnte. Er brachte uns das wichtigste gälische Wort in all seinen Vatiationen bei: Sláinte [ˈslaːntʃə]! Das bedeutet soviel wie "Prost!" oder "Gesundheit [für dich]!". Zum Abschluss gab es ein Irish Coffee im Pub "The Old Storehouse" und Ausführungen über das "originale" Guinnessbier und seinen strengen Ausschank-Richtlinien (Stichwort: rotes Schild).
    Im Pub lernte ich - nach anfänglicher Unterhaltung auf Englisch - eine Deutsche kennen, welche eine kleine Rundreise aus nörlicher Richtung von Belfast aus unternahm. Wir unterhielten uns eine Weile über unsere bisherigen Erfahrungen und ließen uns dabei den Whisky-Kaffee schmecken.

    Den restlichen Tag verbrachte ich mit der Planung und Organisation für meine Weiterreise in den Süden Irlands, die bereits am frühen Morgen beginnen sollte.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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