Travel Blogs from Dublin
Today I embarked upon my Garth Brooks sans Garth Brooks. I laugh now, but it was no laughing matter two weeks. Anyway Dublin seemed determined to still have some kind of Garth Brooks presence, his music was played everywhere I went in the town!
My hotel was on Parnell St, off O'Connell street, right in the centre of town. I walked …
... had I not been told there with evidence, I would have written off as stories.
Because I am saving money I walked all the way there (1.5 hours) and all the way back.
It was a nice walk along the river though, but kind of Bizarre. I used to walk near River Liffey (or as I keep saying Liver Riffey) at home, and half way around the world and I still am!
On the ...
... passports didn't get checked.
I hopped off the bus before the end of the line in Donegal so I never made it to the Bus Terminal.
So when I eventually did get to Dublin, I was still not technically in Ireland. Which I wouldn't usually care about...I could just go back through NI to get back to the UK, but I was planning on getting back through Dublin and it's hard to leave a country when you haven't ...
We took the very efficient Luas light rail into town this morning and wandered through St Stephen's Green, the big public park in the city centre, then onto Grafton Street. We stopped at Trinity College, but didn't go in to see the Book of Kells.
We were roaming aimlessly, and over coffee I realized I had taken photos of the Bank of Ireland thinking it ...
... of limestone and beach rocks. In all the years this has been here, no water has ever found its way into the inner chamber. That is an amazing piece of design. To enter the chamber, you hunch over and follow a narrow path through boulders. One short section requires a real squeeze. In the inner room, there are three small side chambers, facing east, west and north. One of them still has ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGate Hotel Dublin
This hotel is located beside a closed down pub and you buzz in to get access to the hotel. This was a bit weird, but it was lovely on the inside. My room was newly renovated. It was clean and nice. The staff were lovely. They showed me where to go for breakfast in the pub in the morning and down to the beer garden at night. The is lots of noise from the beer garden, but as long as you know that before you go it's not that bad.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.