When in Dublin

With St. Patrick’s Day this week, an Irish getaway seems fitting don’t you think?

The Republic of Ireland’s capital, Dublin is oozing with urban and historical charm, no wonder is has one of the fastest growing populations in Europe.

History

Founded as a city by the Vikings in 837, Dublin has seen many falls and rises from the English Civil War with the Gaelic Irish rebellion in the 1640’s to WW1 in 1916 with the city centre and Post Office Reduced to rubble.

Sail, Rail and air

It takes approximately 2 and a half hours crossing the Irish sea via ferry and flights from London lasting for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.IMG_5950.jpg

Where can I stay?

South side Dublin is home to fantastic accommodation, The Marker over looks Dublin’s Grand Canal offering 5* modern minimalistic style from the rooftop bar to the spa and wellness centre.

x_exterior_01.jpg

Photo Credit:http://www.themarkerhoteldublin.com

Fancy something with more historical value? The Merrion is a Georgian house packed with elegance and interior context of its historical life.

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 12.02.20.png

Photo Credit: http://www.merrionhotel.com

Feeling peckish?

From fine dining to pub lunches, you don’t have to venture far to find what you’re looking for!

BrazenHeadPodge2.jpg

Photo Credit: http://americanpublichouse.com

Dublin Outings

Fan of Guinness? you’ve certainly come to the right area, seeing as Ireland is home to the famous stout. The storehouse is open to the public, so you can find out its history, have a pint in one of their bars and even try obscure favours chocolate Guinness anyone?

guinness.jpg

Photo Credit: http://onthefourthfloor.com

If you fancy, you can even enter a completion to stay at the top of the Guinness storehouse with 360 degree views of Dublin for the night of 24th April, find out more here.

Take a stroll around Phoenix park, home to Dublin zoo and a firm favourite of Beyoncé, one of the many celebrities snapped there.

076_Wellington Monument im Phoenix Park.low.jpg

Photo Credit: http://mint.sbg.ac.at

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s