Travel Blogs from Dublin
... Cafe for a hot chocolate and berry scone (Rob got an Irish coffee and some kind of fruit tart-I forget). It was a huge place and so ornate inside. We did some more walking and found a cute antiquey shop where I got some celtic charms to make earrings out of when I get home. Is it bad that we ate once again right after that? Haha, if you hang out around me you'll seriously never go hungry. In our defense though, we do a lot of walking! We had an early dinner at ...
We ventured out to the Windy City to begin our journey. Although we came across a road block with an angry TSA employee, the whole process seemed smooth. It was by far the fastest I have ever been through security. Once through, many of us decided to eat. What a surprise, hungry college students. Anyways , I bought a burger that looked rare but tasted like medium rare. Hopefully I do not get sick on the plane! Lol After the flight was over, I realized that it ...
... ended up lamping (Irish slang) Finn much to the delight of the locals. We made a hasty exit and hot footed it home for some "quiet time".
We had some delicious M & S pork belly and ribs for dinner - gotta love M & S ready meal :-)
Finn, Caleb & Emma caught up on their travel diaries and blogs while I caught up on the never ending pile of washing and Shelton watched the latest Top Gear and planned ...
... exist. In the 18th century it was transformed into the Georgian palace you largely see today and it was the centre of British rule in Ireland until the republic came into being in the 1920's. We managed a visit to Kilkenny castle too, this one has also existed for 8 centuries. After it was left to fall into ruin in 20th century it has undergone a very sensitive restoration by the state and is certainly worth a visit.
Michael and Alice generously gave us a night ...
... Like Guinness, our price of admission included a shot of Jameson. In addition to that, both Patty and Dad were selected/volunteered for a whiskey tasting. This meant at the end of the tour, while others were enjoying their shots, they got to taste three separate whiskeys (Scotch Whiskey, Jack Daniels, and Jameson). Needless to say we all had a great time with both the tour and the tastings!
We decided to take a short break after Jameson so we ...
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
Liberties, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $125
- Great time was had by all
- Good Location/Average Hotel
- Not Great
Naas Road, Dublin | 3 star hotelfrom $68
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 $59
- 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