As many of you know, Dave and I jetted off a few weeks ago for our 10-day honeymoon in Ireland. Neither of us had ever been, so there was so much we wanted to see in that time. We did a road trip through mostly the southern portion, with our first and our last stop being Dublin.
We arrived in Dublin bright and early Tuesday morning after a long overnight flight. Any sleep we had gotten was minimal, given the ride on what was probably the oldest, most archaic plane I had ever ridden on (what kind of plane doesn’t have air vents??).
We were both exhausted, but got a surge of energy when we stepped off the plane in Ireland. We decided we were going to force ourselves to stay awake. After checking in at the hotel and eating a full Irish breakfast, we headed out on the town.
We had hardly planned out every detail of our trip. Besides (sort of) planning out the cities we would visit, the specific details were mostly left to chance. So when we headed out of our hotel, we didn’t really know where we were going. We decided the first thing we wanted to see was St. Patrick’s Cathedral, so we started walking. We were lucky enough to have found a hotel within walking distance of most of the major sights!
The churches and cathedrals in Ireland are an indescribable sight. Words can’t describe how stunning they are, so we made sure to see as many as we could.
One of the other things we knew we wanted to see in Dublin was the Guinness Storehouse. Guinness is Dave’s favorite beer, so we knew it was a must-see. The tour was awesome. The storehouse is huge and there was a ton to see. In addition to a tour of the storehouse, your ticket also gets you a free Guinness in the Gravity Bar at the top of the building. It’s an incredible sight to see. It is a round room with 360 degree windows for a view of the entire city.
One of the features of Dublin is there Hop On-Hop Off bus tours. You can buy a two-day ticket and get on or off the bus at any of their stops, with unlimited rides available. We invested in these as soon as we got to Dublin. They stop at all the major sights in the city, so they’re really convenient for hitting those that are a further walk away, like the prison or the zoo.
Dublin was an incredible city to see. We enjoyed it so much more than we thought we would! Dave and I are both history buffs, so any city that is full of history is one that I’m pretty sure Dave and I will love!
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