Travel Blogs from Dublin
... evening. To kill some time, I walked around a park, got a hair cut, and got some food. Right before I was about to head over to ride, I got an email informing me that the cable had broken and I would not be able to ride. That, a super short haircut, and learning I was running low on money, accounted for not the greatest day, but luck has a way of turning around in Ireland! I spent the final day in a town named Howth. Howth is a costal ...
... way at 130km/h. It's amazing how some of our 30-40 mile drives took us 2 hours as we navigated the scenic coasts around south, to the west and north, while the travel on M6 to Dublin that was about 200km took us just under two and a half hours.
You may have noticed from a few photos we enjoyed a few pints of Guinness throughout the trip, but we'd yet to visit the locals' high Mecca, as it were. The Guinness name and family are everywhere across the country, and it's ...
... and looks really cool especially in the misty rain. The we rode to Torc waterfall. We then rode around the lake to Dinis cottage and then back to Killarney for a nice hot shower.
Today we went on a day tour to the Gap of Dunloe. We went in this funny old car/bus thing with this totally Irish man. Only caught every few words but what we did catch he was hilarious. Couldn't get the car into gear and was praying once we did get going that we wouldn't have to stop. ...
... burning going on in the legs and bum region. I made it up and was about to enter when I realized that it was noon on a Sunday and there was a mass on so I couldn't even go inside. Oh well. I took some nice landscape shots and then headed back to the Main Street. I looked around a bit more and then boarded a bus and headed for Cork. I was not as much of a fan of Cork since it was a bit commercialized for my liking. The main drag looked like it had been refinished in a ...
... in tribute to St.Patrick who built the church in the late 400's. (History lesson for the day complete!!)
We then travelled through the streets and headed to Trinity College which is a very big University on 46 acres of beautiful buildings and gardens where 16,000 students attend to further their education.
Back to the ship in time for Happy Hour and then dinner.
Off to bed around 11 ...
Other places to stay in Dublin
Northside, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $101
- Perfect -- simple, clean, affordable. Great location
- Great Hotel
- Very good. location perfect
Northside, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $116
- A good choice for it's price range
- Previous Harsh Reviews not quite true
Trinity College, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $162
- Fantastic hotel
- Great weekend!!
- Fantastic value
Ballsbridge, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- One price is great, even during concerts!
- Excellent Hotel-Great Value
- Nice Hotel in a Quiet Neighborhood
Rotunda, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $97
- Would stay there again!
- It's only OK
Pembroke West, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $114
- Good value for money
- Good for the price, short on charm
- Good service but really needs a refurb
Ballsbridge, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Nice overall
- Loved the Burlington
- Top class hotel for great prices
Northside, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $145
- GOOD HOTEL
- Don't even consider it....
- Gresham Hotel
Naas Road, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Liberties, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $125
- Great time was had by all
- Good Location/Average Hotel
- Not Great
North Inner City, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Nice Stay
- Thumbs Up.
South-East Inner City, Dublin | 5 star hotelfrom $277
- Nice touches at the Wesbury
- Very friendly staff
- Overpriced and Overrated
Trinity College, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $129
- Great value hotel
- OK- but nothing special
- Great weekend spot
North Inner City, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $77
- Great rooms, cold reception
- Great 'new' hotel
- Not impressed.
Naas Road, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- Not what was expected
- Great refurb
- Awful hotel
Dublin Airport, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Great airport hotel
- Good Airport Hotel
Liberties, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Location and room ok, but service rather poor
- Happy With the Ashling
- Not the Best West
Liberties, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $196
Northwood Park Santry Demesne, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Spot-on, well-above average Airport Hotel
- Top Class Airport Hotel
- Good hotel but......
Pembroke East, Dublin | 5 star hotelfrom $248
- Excellent, world-class service
- Almost perfect
- Corporate ambiance and spotty service
Artane - Whitehall, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $80
- Pleasantly Supprised
- Great choice
- Stay Away
Dublin Airport, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Poor reviews unjustified
- Definitely not a Four Star accomodation
Mansion House, Dublin | 5 star hotelfrom $273
- Superior Shelbourne
- Fabulous Shelbourne
- Excellence in Dublin
South-East Inner City, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $166
- Great location, good restaurant
- Trinity Capital Hotel, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
- Central in Dublin
North Inner City, Dublin | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- A home away from home in Dublin!
- Excellent hotel
- Very nice room