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Dublin Q&A

Dublin Q&A

Posted on: Saturday 7 December 2019

I haven't used the 'ask me a question' sticker on Instagram very many times, so when I used it to see if anyone had any questions about my recent trip to Dublin I wasn't prepared for the questions to mainly consist of random strangers saying 'hi' and someone asking me what my favourite song is (although irrelevant, it's Truth Is A Beautiful Thing by London Grammar by the way).

Anyway, yes, I recently went to Dublin for the first time (bar a visit aged three which for obvious reasons I can't remember). It was actually a surprise birthday trip from my lovely other half and I wasn't originally planning on writing about it, but we did so much good stuff and had such a grand old time I thought it would be a darn waste not to.

As is often the case with travel posts, this is obviously only my (possibly limited) experience of Dublin so it's more of a 'what we did' rather than a 'what you should do'. Many thanks for your understanding.

Where did you stay?/Best area to stay?

We stayed in an Airbnb, which is a good shout anywhere really in my opinion (although obvs make sure you read the reviews and go verified kids). We stayed in Dublin 7 (I believe the districts are split by postcodes), which was North Central. Everything was in walking distance and it was nice enough for inner city, but our favourite area was around the river and the Temple Bar district, so if we went again I think we'd stay closer to there (saying that it's probably horrendously expensive round there so I may eat my words).

Best things to do?

When I'm on holiday one of my favourite things to do is just wander. This probably means we missed out on some of the typical Dublin sights and we didn't do any of the museums, but I love how it gives you a real feel for a place and also means you stumble across things you may not have done had you actually planned a bit more and were dashing from place to place.

The Guinness Storehouse is an absolute must. It was so much better than I expected, really well done and interesting and also we got our faces printed on a pint so why would you pass on that?

Even if you don't like pubs (would be a real shame if you don't when in Dublin) then the Temple Bar district is still well worth a wander just for all the pretty pub fronts; they're bloody beaut I tell you. Also most of them have (good) live music from 1pm every single day and the atmosphere inside them is absolutely fab. Grab yourself a hot whiskey and put your Irish dancing shoes on.

Is it expensive?/How much money should I take?

Dublin is cheap to fly to from the UK (quick pause here to shoutout the 1903 lounge at Manchester Airport who kindly gave us a complimentary visit so we could fuel up on breakfast and early morning drinks), but yes once you get there it's very expensive. It's no more than you'd expect from a capital city, but with the exchange rate being constantly pretty poor too we ended up spending around at least £200 between us across three days.

Would you go back?

I would 100% go back to Dublin, it's a fab place for a mini break and the atmosphere was just amazing especially as it felt so festive this time of year!

Have you ever been to Dublin?

Amy x


  1. I live in Cork and love going to Dublin for a quick trip, it's so fun! Still somehow have not been to the Guinness Storehouse but it's on the top of my list!

    1. Ah how great that you can just pop over for a trip! I'd definitely recommend the Storehouse :)

  2. Yes to all of these things! I'm going to Dublin in February with my boyfriend who's Irish and I can't wait to see the bars and try the Guinness. Apparently it's like nothing you've ever tasted (I'm from Canada so apparently our drinks are awful haha) xx

    My Lovelier Days

    1. Haha, the Guinness is 100% better in Ireland and the pubs are just fab! Hope you have an amazing time :) x

  3. I can totally relate to enjoying just wandering around a new city to really get a feel for the place :) This is a great guide, Amy! Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far. x

    1. Thanks so much lovely, yeah definitely can't beat a good wander! xx


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