Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a great city to visit!  Whenever I visit I always enjoy staying right in the heart of the city center.  I love the shopping, pubs, it’s historic buildings, the city park and the very friendly people!  Be prepared if you visit Ireland, it gets really cold!  I’ve learned throughout the years going that you really need to bundle up.

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Grafton Street, one of Dublin’s main shopping streets in the city center is great!  I remember the first time coming here I was shop happy and loved every minute of it that my boyfriend and his parents couldn’t keep up with me!  LOL!  We usually have to take a couple of breaks in between because all I want to do is check out every store that exists.

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If you’re looking for a pub to stop at, I suggest the iconic Temple Bar.  It’s a great place to hangout, meet some new people and grab a couple of drinks and listen to live music.

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Trinity college is another great place to checkout.  It’s Ireland oldest university and situated on College Green not too far from the city center.

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Also located in the city center is St. Stephen’s Green, a beautifully lush and well kept park that expands 22 acres and is the largest of the parks in Dublin’s main Georgian garden squares.  Perfect to walk around or pop a squat on the grass and have lunch.

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And just a short walk is the O’Connell Bridge (the three semicircular arch structure), which runs through the center of the city and widely known Ha’penny Bridge (not pictured, is Dublin’s oldest pedestrian bridge that once required a penny to cross over) both situated over the river Liffey that’s worth seeing.

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If you have a car I highly suggest that you make it over to Malahide Castle & Gardens.  Located in North county Dublin and only 8 miles from the city center.  This stunning castle is one of the oldest in Ireland and sits on a whopping 260 acres.  The gardens are definitely worth seeing as well.  The grounds also have a couple of shops and a restaurant that is yummy.

If you’re planning a trip to Europe make sure to visit Dublin.  There’s a lot of history there and so much to explore.  A lovely country to visit for sure.  Enjoy!

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