I had this idea that a trip to Dublin is entirely possible in a day. So yesterday was the day to try!
With my best friend – who had travelled over from South Africa for our daughter’s wedding – we arrived bright and early at Gatwick airport!
Our flight was close to a hour and we were in the Irish Republic aka The Emerald Isle.
On arrival we got a freedom pass that enabled us to hop on and hop off the DublinBus tour and made our way to The Guinness Storehouse.
Having drunk our pint in The Sky Bar at the end of the tour we the hopped back on the bus; taking in Phoenix Park, Jameson Distillery and hopping off again along the Liffe in order to take in the sights and smells of the Temple Bar area. In particular having a couple of Gunpowder G n T’s in The Temple Bar; don’t mind if we do!
Following a bite to eat, we wandered up O’Connell Street, stopping at Pennys (AKA Primark) for a browse. It was then back on the bus to the airport.
It was a pretty full on day. We have a combined step count close to a marathon in distance! The weather was FABULOUS – wall-to-wall sunshine unusual for the Irish Republic in my experience. But Dublin in a day is entirely doable and definitely worth it. Flights with carriers like RyanAir are cheap as chips. You only need to take a backpack for the day too!
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Until next time…