Monument of Light 394 feet
I went to Dublin for my 30th birthday with my husband  for a 3 day weekend. It was a blast and I highly recommend it while you are here.

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.
Dublin Castle

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 down to Temple Bar to have a few pints and listen to the music. There is just something about the Irish that makes them so lyrical. Ironically enough most of the people we spoke to when we were out here were Americans that flew over from Boston and New York. It’s the strong connection we have with Ireland. There is even a Hard Rock Cafe.

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!

American to Britain