24 hours in dublin

Disclaimer: I wrote this post back in 2013. Although the facts in this blog post have been updated and I do still recommend that you visit these places in Dublin, I have not edited my past feelings, even though I don't necessarily agree with them now. So please excuse my younger, naive, mostly narcissistic, ever-exaggerating, accidentally non-pc, over-usage of the !, meat and dairy eating ass... don't worry, I no longer hate Guinness. 

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) of Dublin 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:

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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:

Things to do in Dublin at night

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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

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and Tanbay managed two

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

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

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(This was before I went vegan and before I travelled Ireland as a vegan) 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.

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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.

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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.

24 hours in dublin

My friend also wrote a post about Dublin for 24 hours and my other friend wrote about a Day Trip to Giant's Causeway 

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

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