Ireland is magical. Not in an obvious way, but in the, you can feel it in your bones kind of way. And the country is greener than you think that green (and nature) could possibly be. Dublin is no exception. Here is A Travel Inspiration Guide to the city of Dublin.
See what I mean? Pure magic.
On our stroll to the opposite side of town, we passed by the Temple Bar area. We decided to make a detour. Temple Bar is what you would picture an Irish neighborhood filled with Irish pubs would look like. Especially if, along with lots of pubs, you picture lots of flower boxes and beautiful hanging arrangements.
Afterwards, we made our way over to the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Ireland. We planned on getting dinner there later in the evening and listen to some live, traditional Irish music. So we thought we'd stop by earlier in the day to check it out.
We returned later in the evening, and let me tell you, we were not disappointed. The musicians' talent and exquisite Irish humor was on point to say the least.
Our second day in Dublin started with a traditional full Irish breakfast at a little place called, Rashers. There is no possible way for me to describe to you how incredible this breakfast actually was.
The food, the service (kind, attentive, considerate), the quaintness of the unassuming little spot under the train tracks. I cried. Literally. These pictures do not do it justice.
I don’t know if I’ve ever lingered so much over a breakfast before. Our full Irish breakfast included black & white pudding, sausages, thick cut bacon, a fried egg, a grilled tomato, and buttered toast.
When we did make our way out into the city we stopped by Trinity College. We took our time here too, wandering around the grounds and stopping by Trinity College Library and the Science Gallery, each impressive in their own right.
Next, we made our way over to St. Stephen’s Green. It is a small and well kept city park located right next to Grafton Street.
Grafton street is a picturesque shopping street in downtown Dublin. After peering in some of the shops we finished up our short weekend trip with an evening walk around town.
Dublin, Ireland | Temple Bar | The Brazen Head | Rashers | Trinity College | St. Stephen’s Green | Grafton Street