I used to dream of exploring Ireland and its green countryside for a few years already. In October 2016, time finally arrived for the big trip! Arriving to Dublin with my boyfriend, we started to wander into the irish city with its singing accent, its numerous pubs and shops and especially, its very welcoming people.
Here is the recap from this amazing week-end.
Dublin: where to sleep ?
We stayed at the Wynn’s hotel and were therefore enjoying a great location. Being right in the center of the city, we were ready to explore all the marvelous attractions there were to see. Our stay at the hotel has exceeded our expectations with its perfect location and its great staff, ready to satisfy us 24/7.
The Wynn’s Dublin hotel, located on Abbey Street
Dublin: where to eat ?
We started our trip with a dinner in the famous Chapter One, one of the best restaurants of the country with a Michelin star. How amazing! We ordered a 3-course menu (first dish, main dish and dessert) and we enjoyed every minute of it both from the taste and their presentation. It was even more beautiful and tasty than we could expect.
Dublin: what to do ?
On the following day, we went to explore the city, focusing on its main sightseeing points. First, we started our visit with the famous Guinness Factory (see detailled article of our visit here). We incredibly enjoyed the tour as we learned a lot of things about the famous drink and we even got a free beer at the end of our visit on the rooftop of the building. The sight that we had on the whole city was breathtaking.
Entrance of the Guinness Factory – a must-see !
A few steps aways and we find ourselves on the touristic O’Connell Street. Restaurants, pubs, shops can be found all along the street. Don’t miss the Dublin Spire, a huge tower which seems to touch the sky !
The Dublin Spire, seen from down
A friend that we met on O’Connell Street
At the end of the day, we headed to the Temple Bar district, famous for its pubs. But before getting there, we wander a few more meters and contemplate St Patrick Cathedral.
If we had to remember only one thing from this week-end in Dublin, it would be the animated and pleasant nightlife, the irish pubs and this mix of baroque and modern architecture. Of course, we didn’t manage to see all Dublin as visiting a city in just two days is quite short. But the taste we got from Dublin made us want to definitely come back for discovering and exploring more of this beautiful city.
Sunset from the River Liffey boardwalk