Europe, Ireland, Travel

Luck of the Irish

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to relive my 4 days in Ireland! My favorite thing about Ireland was the live music! We went to a couple of bars that had fiddlers playing and the locals were all dancing to the tunes! It was so lively and I had a great time being swung around by some locals!

St. Patrick’s Cathedral  

In Dublin:

I first discovered Sandeman’s Free Walking Tour in Dublin and it is amazing! It has never failed me and I used it all around Europe. The tour pretty much covers most of Dublin, you’ll see Trinity College, where the library was used for the film Harry Potter! St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Bar, ect….The tour does Dublin more justice than I can here, so just go on it! :p

Around town, these recommendations came from my friend who lived in Dublin

  • Brunch: Avoca cafe in Suffolk Street, San Lorenzo in George Street, Sofie’s at The Dean Hotel
  • Cafés: Queen of tarts in temple bar
  • Dinner: Coppinger Row, Pygmalion, The Church in Jervis street (old church that is now a bar/restaurant), 777 Mexican restaurant, Yamamori Japanese restaurant, Fade Street Social (Tapas), Elephant & Castle (famous for chicken wings)
  • Going out: Pygmalion, xico, The Black Door, House, No Name bar

Half-Day trip to Howth:

Howth is half an hour with the train from city centre to the north. I got lucky with a sunny day to check out the cliff walk to the lighthouse, see seals, and had an amazing seafood meal at the octopussy seafood tapas restaurant!

Must do! Cliffs of Moher

I love seeing the beauty of Mother Earth around the world, and Cliff of Moher was absolutely breathtaking! I went on a tour and on a raining day (which is highly likely in Ireland), so I feel like I didn’t get enough time to explore the area, but nonetheless, this is a must do!!!

Overall, Ireland was good to me and gave me a couple days of sun! I enjoyed their musical culture, drank a few beers, and hunted for leprechauns! So wherever you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year, live it up! and perhaps head to Dublin one year!