We had just under 3 days in Dublin. I wish we'd had a little bit more so that we could have ventured outside the city, but I thought we'd miss out on Dublin specific things if we spent a whole day away. Honestly, at least compared to Paris and Rome, Dublin is quite small and 2 days was sufficient, in my opinion. That's not to say we wouldn't go back, we would.
Because Dublin was our last city, we were quite worn out and definitely took things a lot slower than the rest of the trip. We still did tons of touristy things like Trinity College, The Book of Kells, St Stephen's Green, Temple Bar, Kilmainham Gaol, a Viking Splash Tour, Grafton Street (shops!), Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin Castle, St Patrick's Cathedral and of course.. the Guinness Storehouse which was the highlight of KC's life, I think. The last thing we did was a traditional Irish music & dancing show which was tons of fun, especially when KC got pulled up on stage. Anyway, enough talking, lets let the pictures do their thing. I was definitely less camera happy in Dublin than in the other cities.
First stop - 'Australian' (or English or Irish or whatever-ish) food.
I don't remember what these were called, but I had like 4 of them they were so yum. It was in the pub next to our hotel (Darkey Kelly's, above) and we drank, ate fish & chips and listened to a live band all night. All of which were not photographed. But fun.
You go into this all white room and there are these steam things going on and you get to smell allll the Guinness smells (vomit) and then they give you a tiny glass of Guinness (see below, I am not a giant) and I don't know if you know or can tell, but Guinness is actually a dark ruby red. So there you go.
Yeah, I don't know how to play a harp.
A very chocolatey hot chocolate is way more my style than a Guinness. Zero shame.
Not the best photo, but KC was one of the people they dragged up on stage and it was hilarious.
Well, that brings the Europe recapping to a finish, but I'm not done talking about Europe. Packing, planning, tips etc - I want to relive this trip as long as possible! Or at least, until it's appropriate to start talking about the next trip!