In case you missed it… it was my birthday on the 20th and I turned the grand old age of 27!
To celebrate this I was surprised with a little trip to Dublin… with my camera ready 4am Saturday morning came… it was time to set off to the airport!
We were only there for 12 hours so wanted to make the most of Dublin. We arrived in the city around 8:00 am everything was very much still closed so we decided to hit up some breakfast and plan the day ahead!
I have been to Dublin before but not for about 10 years! We decided to get the Hop on Hop off bus to get around the city quicker… this is an amazing way to get around the city and get to know some of its histories as you go… (note… they don’t take card so make sure you have some cash!!)
The only distillery in Dublin to be producing whisky. A fairly new distillery to Dublin. The tour cost approx €17 each and included a tour of the distillery itself, how the whisky is made and a bit about the history as well as a whisky tasting at the end, it’s well worth a visit!
This is one of the most visited attractions in Dublin, maybe even more so than the Guinness Storehouse. This costs €7 each, however, we got a discount to €4 as part of the gaol was closed while they made some repairs.
The tour of this goal is very interesting and shows the full extent of the troubled past that Ireland has. There are smallish groups and takes approx 45 – 50 mins to complete. As this is so popular you are advised to pre-book however they do sometimes have cancellations during the day so spaces become available to book. We got lucky and only had to wait an hour for our tour to start!
Once we had completed all of those, there was just enough time for a quick Pint of Gunness in the Temple Bar area before it was time to head back to the airport to head home!
Check out a few of the photos I managed to grab while we were there!