Dublin

Dublin is like a smaller, cleaner London. The people we experienced in the city were  friendly even if we could barely understand a word they were saying. The city was very nice and somewhat walkable. Not as large as some cities.  I think the best, and most surprising part, was that we never went wrong with the food.

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Dublin

Things to Do

Guinness Brewery has a fascinating tour, a beautiful brewery, plus you get a “free” beer in the rooftop bar with a great view over Dublin.

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Inside the Guinness Brewery

Go to a pub – There’s plenty to choose from.

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Always on the menu

Visit the Leprechaun Museum!  This is one stop that I have to admit we did not take part in while we were in town because we were a bit uncertain whether it was a real place or just a mean trick on tourists. Lucikly, it turns out it is a real place and it sounds pretty interesting!

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Follow the sign to the Leprechaun Museum

If you’re just looking for something entertaining that doesn’t cost too much, check out Dr. Quirkey’s Good Time Emporium – Video games, pinball, and gambling

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He’s a bit disappointed in his score.

 

Drink More Guinness – You haven’t had enough yet.  You’re in Ireland.  Drink more.

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A 4-leaf clover

Food

As I mentioned before, we were pleasantly surprised by the variety of good food! Here were some of our favorites:

Bar Italia is great for a nice Italian dinner along the canal.

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The walk along the canal. Bar Italia on the left.

 

Cedar Tree is a great Lebanese food restaurant in a nice part of town with excellent food and service.

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Great Lebanese food!

 

Eddie Rockets  is a lot of fun with many locations.  It’s like a 50s diner with hot dogs, surprisingly good hamburgers and shakes.  Plus, it’s cheap.  There is a similar chain in the U.S. called Johnny Rockets.  Which one was first?  And why is one called Eddie and the other Johnny?  Hmmm…

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An American 50’s Diner experience in Dublin

 

And if you’re looking for a nice cafe to have a hot chocolate, don’t miss Butler’s.

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Photo taken from dublinvisitorcentre.ie

 

Where to Stay

We stayed at the Westin, which was an excellent location.  We could walk everywhere. The bathroom was wonderful with both a shower and bathtub, plus a speaker so you could hear the TV.  It’s an expensive hotel, but we got a good package deal with the flight.

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Our room

 

 

Spara

Dublin

Dublin is like a smaller, cleaner London. We were very impressed with Dublin.  It was a very nice city and we never went wrong with the food.  The people are friendly even if I could barely understand a word they were saying.