Dublin, Ireland

Ah, Dublin. “Whats the craic?” The perfect destination for a solo trip. Walk straight into Temple Bar and I guarantee a local will buy you a pint and ask your whereabouts. It happened to me, and man did I have the time of my life.

TO EASE ANXIETY:


DO :
  • Talk to the locals! Be prepared to be blown away by one of the friendliest countries in the entire world.
  • Pack rain friendly clothing.
DON’T :
  • Get too drunk your first night. I went to Temple Bar and downed Jameson hot toddy’s all night long with a hilarious Irish Bachelor party. The next day was ROUGH but we laughed, we danced, we’re still friends on FB. Do what you want!
  • Be closed off! A British QT in my mixed dorm asked me to get coffee and explore. I rudely declined his offer and told him I was going to stay in bed all day because I was too hung over. LIES! I ran into him an hour later and felt like a huge bitch. You never know who you will meet, be open to everyone!

TO STAY:


Gogarty’s :

If you’re in the party mode, this budget hostel will definitely rock your world! (Or maybe it was the middle aged couple fucking above me all night). Nonetheless, perfect location to stumble back in to your bunk bed.

Handel’s Hotel :

Right on the edge of Temple Bar with a view of the river. This super friendly staff and prime location can’t be beat!

TO SEE/DO: 


Temple Bar :

The friendliest bar in the world. Grab a pint, wrap your arm around your neighbor, and sing along with the band until the sun rises.

Guinness Storehouse Tour :

Buy your tickets online for €17,50 or at the door for €25. This 7 story building is meant to look like a tall glass of traditional Irish stout. Pour “the perfect pint” and enjoy the best 360 view in all of Dublin.

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher :

If you are in Dublin for more than 3 days, take a day trip to see the Cliffs of Moher! Buy your tickets online more than 24 hours in advance.

Jameson Distillery :

If I had to choose between this and the Guinness tour, definitely Guinness. But if you know how to drink like a true Irishmen, do both in one day! Hell, you’re on vacation anyway!

Walk around Trinity College :

Stroll through the college of many famous artists. Including famous poet, Oscar Wilde. One Direction’s, Niall Horan. And Hozier!

Dublin Castle 

TO GET AROUND:


From the airport, take the Airlink bus for €6 one-way or €10 round trip. Dublin is super easy to travel by foot. If needed, hop on the Dublin Bus for easy transport.

TO EAT:


FX Buckley:

This Irish family has been serving Dublin dank beef since the 1600’s.

The Boxty House:

Try the traditional Irish stew or the Beef Boxty. You wont regret it.

O’Neills Pub and Grill:

Shepherds Pie or die, am I right?

Oliver St. John Gogarty’s in Temple Bar
Dublin Castle
New Irish friends (aka the Jameson culprits)

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