Dublin | Ireland : A Quick Guide to Planning Your Adventure

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Spend a day hiking through Howth Cliffs, which is located 30 minutes outside the city.

Don’t miss it

An audio tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Following the tour, enjoy a pint of Guinness [ complimentary of your admission ticket ] and panoramic city views in the top floor bar, Gravity Bar. The bar is indoors, so it can be enjoyed no matter the weather. Sláinte!

Pretty cool

Listen to traditional Irish music and munch on fish and chips at Brazenhead, famed as Ireland’s oldest bar and restaurant.

Must try food/drink

A pint of Guinness, Irish coffee, soda bread, Irish stew and fish & chips.

Wish I had more time for

An evening out in the Temple Bar area. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is filled with pubs, restaurants and boutiques. You can listen to the lively folk music by simply wandering through the cobbled stone streets. This area is the perfect place for an evening out!

Accommodations

We spent three nights in the Four Courts Hostel. It was in the perfect location and the facilities were pretty clean. Even better, the staff were extremely friendly and eager to recommend activities and restaurants in the city.

Here’s a hint 

I was told by a lovely Irish man that locals rarely drink Guinness, nor do Irish ladies drink out of pint glasses. Don’t let it stop you, you are in Ireland after all!

Next stop 

Rented a car and drove to Galway, Ireland. We made several stops in small towns along the way, such as Athlone, for a pint a Guinness at Sean’s Bar, who also claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland.

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[ My first Guinness and fish n’chips at Brazenhead, the oldest restaurant in the city – Dublin, Ireland ]
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[ The Guinness Storehouse – Dublin, Ireland ]
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[ Howth Cliffs – Dublin, Ireland ]
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[ Howth Cliffs – Dublin, Ireland ]
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[ Howth Cliffs – Dublin, Ireland ]
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[ Stopped in Sean’s Bar, which claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland, for a pint of Guinness. Sean’s Bar dates back to 900 AD – Athlone, Ireland ]

Visited Dublin before? Share your recommendations and tips in the comments below.

[ Follow the adventure to Galway ]

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