A Week in Dublin

Friday 5 May 2017

Back at the beginning of April I visited Dublin for a week with a friend, this was the first time either of us had ever been to Ireland and we planned to make the most of it.

We booked a sweet little Airbnb room just up from St Stephens park giving us a short walk into the centre every morning through the park. St Stephens park had beautiful arrangements of flowers and I can imagine sitting in there while it's sunny with a good book is a fantasic way to relax.

In our week there we visited every sight on our list including the Castle, Trinity College and the Library there, The Book of Kells Exhibit, The Chester Beatty Library, Saint Patricks Cathedral, the Archaeology Museum and the museum of Natural History.

There were some stunning sights I was particularly impressed by the old library at Trinity College, it was a beautiful sight to behold. I am biased as I work in a library but it is definitely worth a visit.

We went out every night for food and drink and had some amazing meals! The above photographed from House Dublin where the food was delicious albeit the smaller portions!
I opted for the Chorizo Meatballs with Rosemary Truffle Fries and the Lemon Cheesecake with White Chocolate ice cream.
We were sat in the conservatory area and they had some very quirky plant wall displays, mismatched chairs and a wood burning fire.
On our last day we stumbled upon this cute little cafe that served Sicilian food called Dolce Sicily, I am always a massive fan of a good foodie place. Their pistachio cannoli's were massive and to die for! Such a shame we had not found this place sooner they had some delicious looking cakes and pastries.

On our nights out we got the chance to listen to some wonderful live music, every busker in Dublin seems to have the voice of angel! We were headed to Temple Bar one night and happened to pass by The Quays on our way! There was a phenomenal singer on that night and we skipped Temple Bar and went in there instead, the atmosphere was amazing and there was a massive range of songs! He sang everything from the Backstreet Boys to Shakira. It was a fantastic night and The Quays had the best atmosphere out of the bars we went into.

Overall I loved Dublin it was definitely worth a visit though you might not need a whole week. There are so many quaint and wonderful things to see. Including many beautiful parks and gardens to stroll through, lovely scenery and many historic buildings full of culture. I loved the quaint atmosphere of the city and the cobbled streets. It was a wonderful holiday and I would definitely visit again.

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