Travel Blogs from Dublin
... to enter and to me a church is a church. Ok I was wrong. We then wandered around Temple Bar which supposedly has markets and musicians but we only came across a couple of average buskers. After a pot of tea at Dublin Castle which has large castle looking entries on four sides but inside, not what we expected (see photos) we walked towards the hotel. Had a delicious ice cream then to our room in time to be entertained by the ...
... we drew near to the library we noted that a line had formed outside for entry. Our energy was beginning to fade, it was raining, and it was cold, so we decided it was good enough to have been in the vicinity of this cool book and moved on.
When we hopped back on the next bus our spirits were lifted by the lively bus driver with comedic commentary on Dublin's history and people. He joked about people crossing the street in front ...
... but modern chefs have used the pancake to wrap around other foods, then covers the whole thing with a sauce or gravy. I ordered the "Famous Gaelic Boxty", which was filled with beef medallions and a mushroom cream sauce. Jeremy had an irish stew. Both were very good, comfort food in the warm restaurant compared to the biting air outside.
After dinner we walked around the neighborhood a bit more, before crossing the Liffey on the ha'penny bridge, ...
... from getting into the homes. Our tour Joe had a running commentary on the events over the 70s and stories of how people were killed. He did say that now a lot of the trouble is with factions within the Protestants ( and I'm sure the same on the Catholic side) who are fighting more gang wars over drugs rather than between Catholic and Protestant. There have not been any killings between Catholic and Protestant since the peace agreement 13 years ago. I am feeling ...
... was to curl up in the sun on the grass, read a book, and eat!
It was super busy on the Sunday night I arrived in Brighton, thanks to the Gay Pride Festival (Brighton is apparently the gay capital of England). But when I finally emerged after many hours of grateful slumber and reading to get food on Monday evening, Brighton was cold and quiet, with all the revelers having gone back to their normal boring lives in London, or in the case of the girls in my room, ...
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