Monday, March 21, 2011

Dublin: Show me your Shamrocks

Don't you hate the end of a fabulous holiday? It's Monday, and I am back from my St. Patrick's day adventure in Dublin. What an AMAZING weekend trip! This was my first time visiting Dublin and the city definitely lived up to my expectations. My friend Lynsey and I flew to Dublin after work on Thursday via Ryan Air, and after a quick 40 minutes we landed, checked into our hotel, and hit the town for a fabulous night out on St. Patrick's Day. The town was crawling with people dressed in green, and Lynsey and I made sure to sport our St. Patrick's day gear that night. In fact, my entire wardrobe for the weekend consisted of different shades of green attire, and we both had a blast getting dressed up and celebrate the holiday with all of the people in Dublin. 

The Temple Bar is an area right of the River Liffey in central Dublin. The Temple Bar district has many narrow cobbled streets. It is promoted as "Dublin's cultural quarter" and has a lively night-life. The pubs in this area have a lot of character and Lynsey and I spent a lot of time in the Temple Bar, in Temple Bar. They had live musician's playing every night, and we met a lot of fun people.

You never know who you're going to meet when you travel abroad. Lysney and I bumped into these three German's from Frankfurt. Meet Martin, Christian....

and Sebastian.

We had the privilege of hanging out with these jokers all weekend. I don't think we have ever laughed so much in our lives. 

Friday morning Lynsey and I got a chance to explore the streets of Dublin before making our way to the Guinness factory. The sun was out and the streets were full of tourist's. 

I was hunting for Leprechaun's.

Even the horse's were dressed for the St. Patrick's day holiday!

I have never seen one of these on the streets of a city before. Guess it's a lot more sustainable than a car!

Round Two: The Guinness Storehouse
On Friday we went and toured the Guinness Storehouse. Keep a look out later this week for a post on my Guinness Factory experience. 

Round Three: 6 Nations Ruby

Saturday we spent the day cheering for Ireland in the 6 Nations Ruby tournament. We went to a pub called O'Shea's right around the corner from our hotel. The place was packed with fans, and Ireland was competing against England. Luckily Ireland pulled out a win! The game was played in Dublin that weekend, and the fans were out celebrating until the wee hours of the morning. It was fun to be an honorary Ireland fan that day!
Overall, the weekend was more fun than Lynsey and I anticipated.  The people were in good spirits, the weather was fabulous, and now I can check off another city off my list of places to visit. I may need to make this trip again next St. Patty's day. Until next time, I'll see you on the internet. 

1 comment:

  1. Great timing for a visit to that city! I wouldn't be surprised if the three German guys followed you home... Cute!