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What to Do if You're in Dublin For Just 24 Hours

Dublin in 24 Hours

Dublin, like Amsterdam, is a much smaller capital than say London or Paris. Thus, it's easy to get a really good feel for the city (and see most of the main attractions) in just 24 hours. 


We flew in from Birmingham and as our carrier was Ryanair, the flight was cheap! From Dublin airport it's just a short bus ride into the centre. (Which costs  6.) 

The best part of the bus ride was that there was a massive blockage of people and cops:

Tom Cruise Oblivion Premiere dublin

Tom Cruise was there! He was there for his Oblivion premiere!

Now I can't guarantee that you will see Tom Cruise if you go to Dublin, but I can guarantee that you'll have a great time especially if you go to Temple Bar

Dublin Temple Bar


We had dinner here and a couple of pints of Guinness.





Then we went to the (many) other pubs right next door to Temple Bar, we tried and failed miserably at the 8 pint Guinness challenge, I think I managed three 


Dublin Temple Bar

and Tanbay managed two

Dublin Temple Bar

before we switched to whisky. I now can't stand Guinness it makes me feel ill. 

Dublin Night Life


We booked a room at Eliza Lodge. We really enjoyed our stay there and it came with an awesome Full Irish Breakfast:


Full Irish Breakfast

Although we already hated Guinness we went to the Guinness factory the next day, which is well worth a visit, if only for the amazing views. 

Guinness Factory

Guinness Factory Dublin

On the way to the Guinness factory (if your way is from Temple Bar) is an amazing market called The Ferocious Mingle Marcade. It's only open Thursday to Sunday but if you're around on those days it's definitely worth a look. 


The Ferocious Mingle Marcade


In terms of how different Ireland is from the UK, it's not really at all. Obviously they have the Irish accent, but most people we met there were immigrants. They have Euros instead of pounds, but they still have the British socket. My favourite difference was the postboxes.

Irish Postbox

If you're lucky enough to have a bit longer you should definitely think about a a Day Trip to Giant's Causeway!! 

Over to you: what are your favourite things about Dublin, Ireland and Northern Ireland? 

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