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Accommodation: Time Hostel
Reason: Decent hostel but not a great social scene. A lot of families when we were there.
This spot was the most adorable introduction to Dublin. Described as a cafe serving “Heavenly cakes and pastries” we fell in love.
Although a very touristy area, Temple Bar is a must see. Our first night in Dublin we stumbled into Fitzsimmons hotel restaurant/bar where we ate Irish food and watched a live band with Irish dancers.
We loved roaming around the historical campus. If you want to head into the Old Library/Book of Kells make sure you give yourself enough time ahead for the wait and pay 11euros. OR buy online in advance and go straight to the front.
The best part of our time in Ireland was our day tour to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. We toured through the countryside making our first stop in Galway, a quant and totally charming town on the other side of the country (only a 3 hour drive from Dublin) We wandered the streets of Galway and found a farmers market with the makes for a great picnic - fresh produce, cheeses, breads and pastries.
Against the Grain 11 Wexford St, Dublin 2, Ireland
A modern bar with a huge array of local and international craft beers on tap and big-screen TV for sports viewing.