30 Hours in Dublin

Hi there! Can’t believe I’m finally writing again the first post of 2020!

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Dublin, flying in on the Saturday morning and leaving Sunday afternoon. We managed to pack a lot in a small amount of time so I wanted to do a quick round up of our short but sweet trip.

Firstly, we were SO lucky with the weather. And secondly, when having a small amount of time in a city – research before you go! That and speaking to our incredibly friendly taxi drivers meant we had several recommendations of where to go, which helped to narrow down where to eat/drink as in Dublin there’s a lot on offer.

We started at The Hole in the Wall which is the such a cosy pub, which also had their Christmas decorations up, which made it look incredible. Not only that but the food was fab too, Guinness bread and smoked salmon sandwich with a side of Irish gin sorted me out straight away.

Next we headed to r.i.o.t which is a pub/bar that sits right on the edge of the Temple Bar area. Three whiskey and apples down it was a perfect spot to sit and drink with pals, their selection of Irish beers and cocktails were a treat.

After several cocktails we headed to Brother Hubbard for dinner and chose the sharing menu which was a delight of a Mediterranean mezzo sharer selection (never enjoyed beetroot hummus so much but seriously, it was delicious). Followed by Persian fish stew which I wolfed down quicker than I could take a good picture.

We finished off the night in the Church bar and restaurant, which is as the name suggests, a bar and restaurant set in an old church. For more drinks and baby Guinness’.

The next morning led us on an unexpected walk down to Ryleigh’s bar which I had booked in advance, lured in by it’s rooftop views and brunch menu. I didn’t realise it was slightly outside the main part of the city but it meant we walked along the river and enjoyed the views of the clear and sunny day.

Ryleigh’s was a treat of a restaurant and the interiors were seriously dreamy. I hadn’t realised it was set on top of a hotel which also looked amazing, so if you’re considering a hotel to stay at in Dublin I’d definitely look at staying.

With a few hours left to enjoy in Dublin we hopped in a cab (seriously, Dublin taxi drivers are the best) and headed to the Long Hall pub. Where we were promised an old school, Irish pub where we could sit, chat and drink Guinness.

And that’s it, a short but sweet round up pc our time in Dublin. Safe to say I’d love to go back – which is always a great sign of a holiday right?

More Dublin posts will be coming to the pub soon, but safe to say this trip has ignited an urge to visit several more cities on short weekend breaks throughout the year. If you have any suggestions, please let me know ASAP!

Thanks for reading x

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