Going for a weekend in Dublin

Going for a weekend in Dublin

Dublin is a city of charming people, where music is omnipresent and where you can stroll through the colorful streets. It is really one of the cities that have a soul. Whether you’re here to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just like that, I’ll make you discover in a weekend the charms of this fantastic city.

Your arrival on Friday

Freshly arrived on Irish soil, put your watches back one hour and head to your hotel  !

Where to stay in Dublin?

There are plenty of possibilities to stay in Dublin: Air bnb, hostels, hotels and even luxury hotels. Nevertheless, whatever your choice, accommodation in Dublin is expensive . This completes the fact that you can eat for reasonable prices.

Here are some good addresses:

The Avalon House  hostel : Around 70 € per night for two people. A quiet place, clean and safe.

The Beresford Hotel  : a very good and cheap hotel for Dublin (from 80 euros per night). Quiet despite its proximity to the city center. We like his little retro side.

The Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch  : Great location, in the center. Quiet and comfortable. From 109 € per night.

The Dean Dublin  : an excellent address. A trendy and design hotel for € 110 a night. Located in a busy area, be careful if you are sensitive to noise. We like: the rooftop and its view of the city.

The Westin  : Very luxurious with a lovely staff. I was fortunate to stay there for a seminar. The perfect hotel but the price is consistent. From 387 € the night.

Where to eat in Dublin?

After leaving your suitcase at the hotel, discover Irish gastronomy. She is full of charms!

Here are some good places to start this delicious weekend:

The Super Miss Sue Café  : Dublin’s most delicious fish and ships located at 2-3 Drury Street.

The Winding Stair  : fish trays to fall and quality products. 40 Lower Ormond Quay.

The Mulligan Grocer  : A pub with typical Irish cuisine and fresh produce. 18 Stoneybatter

The Bunsen  : delicious burgers that are waiting for you. 36 Wexford St.

And why not have a dinner on the water ?

Finish the evening with music!

Why not end the evening with a small improvised concert? In each bar of the famous Temple Bar district you will find a musician who tries the exercise. I recommend the Stag’s Head for its authentic setting.  

Second day in Dublin: Saturday

Take yourself for Harry Potter at Trinity College!

Start this weekend smoothly with a visit to the beautiful library at Trinity College .

This university built in 1592 under Elisabeth I is a jewel of classical architecture. Famous people from Irish history have spent time there, such as Samuel Becket, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift.

The sublime library encloses medieval works such as the famous manuscript ”  Book of Kells  “. The calligraphy and decorations date back to the IX th century.

The visit is fast, 30 minutes maximum, but worth a look for its atmosphere and its works. The library is open from Monday to Saturday (9.30am-5pm), at a price of € 7.50. 

Visit a distillery

Before the meal, visit some elements that also make the splendor of Ireland: Guinness and distilleries! You have the choice between the Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery.

The Liberties neighborhood and the Guinness Storehouse

The Liberties neighborhood , around St. James, Thomas and Meath Streets is a popular neighborhood that recalls some passages in Irish history. One can notably find the Kilmainham Jail who saw passing illustrious characters.

The visit of the warehouses of Guiness House is worth the detour. On 7 floors, the composition and history of the famous beverage is explained. The tour culminates with a splendid view of the city: a 360 ° bar, the ”  Gravity bar  “. For 18 € you can visit and enjoy a pint at this bar. See you at St James Gate, Dublin 8. 

The Old Jameson Distillery

More traditional and chic, you will also appreciate to check this beautiful distillery. The visit lasts about fifty minutes, for 16 €. Head to Bow St, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7. Buy your ticket without queuing .

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