|Monument of Light 394 feet|
There is some much to see here and I suggest 3-4 days here.
This is where we went and what I liked about it:
We got the Dublin Pass which allowed us into a lot of the sights for free so it saved us money.
We stayed at the Academy Plaza Hotel which is located right off the main strip O'Connell Street. The hotel was affordable, location was great and also has a restaurant.
O'Connell Street is the main street in Dublin. It holds a lot of history here. There are statues for this who fought against the British. This was were the 1916 rising occurred and ended in 450 dead and 2,624 injured. It also has the Monument of Light (large sphere) in the middle of the street and was placed there for the Millennium.
We did the Guinness tour of course! This was really great, the best part was the view and the pint of Guinness we had at the end!
We also went to the Old Jameson Distillery Whisky tour. While the distillery isn't here, we saw how it was made with a guided tour and got to taste some. I also learned the difference between Irish and Scottish whisky.
We went to St Michan’s Church and touched an 800-year old mummy!
We went into the child friendly National Wax Museum. We don’t have any children but we enjoyed it. I really jumped at the Silence of the Lambs but good fun and got my picture taken with Bob the Builder!
We went over the Ha’penny Bridge. This used to be the main bridge over the River Liffey and used to cost half a penny.
We had a pint at the oldest pub in Dublin, the Brazen Head and it has had a lot of famous customers, check the photos on the wall!
We went to Dublin Castle which is south of the River Liffey.
For my birthday we went to eat at The Church Bar a converted church which serves very good food! The atmosphere is great! It is also a bar and nightclub.
|Pub at Temple Bar|
We went to Ireland's largest church, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and had a look. This is a beautiful church.
I attended mass at the main place of worship for Catholics, St Mary's Pro-Cathedral. The priest was American!
You can check out my pictures here.
We didn’t get time to do everything but that is fine, it just gives me an excuse to go back!All the Best!
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