Two Days in Dublin

 

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Because this trip was mostly work related (more for my man-friend than for me) there wasn’t a whole lot of time for cruising around outside of the city. We were in Dublin for 5 days, but one of those I was sick and two of them I was working, which left only a couple more for sight seeing. 

Starting out my trip bed-ridden with a stomach bug; but with a lovely room and sunshine streaming in…

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 Day one: Cruising around the city centre.

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and then the Guinness Storehouse museum. {Because, Ireland}

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Dinner and more beer at The Brazen Head, oldest pub in Dublin! {Dates back to 1198!}

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Day 2, National Museum of Ireland: History & Decorative Arts

This was great because you could literally get off the Luas at the “Museum” stop and walk right up the sidewalk to the entrance. Really easy and the museum is free! There’s also a great cafe for lunch and tea.

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Followed by a super cool tour of the Kilmainham Gaol (jail). It’s only 4 euros to enter and they run tours every 15 minutes. You can see the history of the jail, the people that were kept there,  and the details of the Easter Uprising in 1916.

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Travel Extras: We stayed a little outside the city at the City West Hotel, and were really close to some great restaurants like Lemongrass and The Anvil. You can get your workout on at Kickstart Fitness and grab a hot stone massage at Muscle Matters Sport and Injury Clinic. You can get around town easily via the Luas train and you’ll need Euros if you don’t already use them. Good news is that it’s a 1:1.1 Euro to American Dollar ratio right now!

Two days wasn’t nearly enough to see this city, so a future trip is surely in order.

Huge thanks to Darren Dillon for pointing me in so many worthy directions around the city!

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