Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ten more things to do in Dublin

I've had so much fun writing about my week in Dublin.  It's been one of my very favorite trips so far.

I could very easily write ten more posts about all of the things that we did in Dublin.
And maybe I will in the future.  But today here is a quick list of things to add to your agenda when you visit.

1.  Stroll the campus of Trinity College founded in 1592.

2.  See the breathtaking Old Library and the Book of Kells, a 1,600 year old illuminated manuscript.

3.  Enjoy the city atop a double decker bus.

4.  Hang out at the Little Museum of Dublin to learn about 20th Century Dublin
(and to see Bram Stoker's top hat.)

5.  Contemplate life and death at the Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum where 1.5 million are buried.  (This one is definitely getting it's own post.)

6.  Enjoy a pint of Guinness at Kavanagh's Pub, also known as the Grave Diggers.

7.  Share a heavenly meal at The Church Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
where Handel used to practice on the organ.

8.  Have a dram o'whiskey at The Old Jameson Distillery.

9.  Toast to friends, old and new, at the Guinness Storehouse.

10.  Shop for warm fuzzies at Avoca.

Have you experienced Dublin?  What else shall we add to the list?


  1. I should have included one of your Dublin posts in this month's BritMums travel round -up as the theme was European capital cities! I missed a trick there, sorry Selena.
    Have never been to Dublin but really must as I hear such great things about the city and there are some family links to Ireland.

  2. Great list! I actually went to all of these places in my recent 2 weeks in Ireland. Dublin is such a fun town!

  3. I recently went to Dublin for work and had two days to explore. I wish you'd gone first so I could get these tips! I did the Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College but didn't make it to the others on this list. Maybe next time!

  4. This just means that you have to go back to Dublin!! Soon!!

  5. Thanks, Sara! Been thinking about you and hoping things are going great!! Being an expat at the holidays, I've found, can be very tricky. 

  6. We had such a blast in Dublin. I didn't really feel like a tourist there, even though I was doing all sorts of touristy things. 

  7. No worries, Trish. You absolutely have to go to Dublin!!!! It's one of my favorites so far. Right up there with Salzburg. 


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