Travel Blogs from Dublin
... night was the day before a huge France vs. Ireland rugby game being held in Dublin so there was quite the crowd out at the bars. Of course we had to go to the Temple bar! We got our Guinnesses and brought them outside on the streets so we could people watch. We witnessed a poor bloke who had a little too much to drink. He offered us great entertainment before we made our way to our second bar. The Stag's Head was an awesome underground bar with a live ...
Today we made it to Dublin fairly early. The plane arrived at about 8:30-9. Customs and immigration were not nearly as bad as I feared when we left Chicago. I even got my passport stamped which in all my travels I've never had happen. Needless to say I found that pretty exciting, though fairly trivial. Once here we went straight to Croke Park. That was really cool. We did the stadium ...
Tomorrow if my final full day in Ireland and I do believe that I am winding down and feeling ready to be home again. I am much looking forward to relaxation on the couch with some Grey's Anatomy and foot rubbing. Hopefully Matt has not watched any of our shows without me, so he is probably ready to start watching again, too. It might also be nice to not have to sort though pictures and write a witty blog every night as ...
... of the television. Now that dad isn't with me, I discover new areas at every subsequent visit to Ireland. This visit took us to the Aran Island of Inishmor. Here, Gaelic is still commonly spoken and the pace slows down a couple of generations. A local teenager on board the ferry warned us we'd be bored staying two nights on the island. She was wrong. I wish we'd booked one week. With just ...
... to cross. Well the story told is there were two men wanting to cross the bridge. One asked the toll man if it would cost more to bring baggage across. The toll man said no, and one guy jumped on the others back and crossed the bridge, each paying half a penny and that's where the name comes from. Great story, I know.
From Dublin I traveled to Spain, and it was fabulous. I was sad to leave after a week and half. I'll try to get those pictures up soon!
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 $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