Ireland

As Dublin is one of the greatest cities in Ireland it will take more than just one blog post to cover it all but here’s just a few things about a day in the capital.

Although I love all of Dublin, the place where I tend to spend the majority of my time would be in the Grafton Street area. I just love the buzz of the people, the street performers and the fantastic choice of food and shopping it has to offer. You can’t go wrong on Grafton street! If designers is your thing and you’ve a good pay cheque then don’t leave without checking out Brown Thomas, it has everything from Ralph Lauren to Yeezys and Tom Ford to Louis Vuitton. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to spend more time in here! http://www.brownthomas.com

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Stephen’s Green Park, this is located just at the top of Grafton street, it’s a place to escape the rush of the city and feel as though your in the middle of the country. It has beautiful walkways and ponds and it’s a great place for photo opportunities. Well worth a visit. Why not grab one of the famous donuts from The Rolling Donut located on South King Street, they’re delicious! 

The Guinness Storehouse, I visited this with some friends a few months ago and it was well worth it. The tour is fantastic and you get to pull your own pint at the end of the tour. The gravity bar has a 360 degrees view of the whole city, I’d recommend going early in the morning it’s not as busy and the morning sky looks fabulous. The tickets were €14 per adult. Make sure to try  the Guinness flavoured crisps too! I suggest you buy your tickets online as you can skip the long queues! Buy tickets here. https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/tickets

Trinity College, to walk around the grounds of Trinity it’s just spectacular but you can do tours of the whole college and the Book of Kells, it’s €14 per adult but trust me, you won’t regret it.

Chopped, this is a healthy food chain that offers fresh, raw salads for on the go, it’s located on south Grafton street and for me I love got the TRX Bowl, perfect for on the go snack and of course a healthier option that the typical burger & fries! The bowl I get usually costs around €6 which is value for money with the amount they give you. Check out there menu here http://www.chopped.ie

Lemon & Duke,  it was a first having food here this week but I highly recommend it. I opted for the Steak & Onions for the main and then Warm Butterscotch Chocolate Brownie for dessert, it was mouth watering. I advise you book you’re table though as it gets busy really quickly. It’s owned by 4 players on the Irish rugby team and the atmosphere in the bar is second to none. You’ll have a great night out here! Find out more here http://www.lemonandduke.ie

Nightlife, if you’re looking for a full on session and a night of dancing (and a shift) in a pure Irish environment then, you’ve guessed it, Copper Face Jacks better known as Coppers is the place to go! You’re sure to find a nurse or a guard in here, depending on who you’re looking for! As they say, it’d be hard to leave coppers without getting the shift!  Fri & Sat nights are over 21s. It’s located on Harcourt Street so very central to Stephens green area. You’re sure to have a class night in coppers with stories hard to make up! http://copperfacejacks.ie.

One of my favourite bars would be Sams Bar on Dawson street. It has a sophisticated feel with great music, perfect for a few drinks any night but Saturday is the best!

So there you have it, a typical day in Dublin. If you’ve any questions I’d love to hear from you just drop me a message.
Chris

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