{Travel} Dublin Weekend Getaway

Tell me it isn’t true! How has it been 4 weeks already since I returned from my Ireland, Dublin weekend getaway? I feel like just yesterday I was making plans with my instant friends and before I knew it I was in Birmingham international airport waiting to board my flight and now I am sat here and it’s been 4 weeks already.

Time is sure doing something funny in my eyes. I truly believe that every time I blink someone tells me an event has already passed and I participated in it. Anyway, with the shock subsiding slowly, I can now share with you my Dublin weekend getaway.

Dublin Weekend Getaway

Where to begin? This was not like my usual weekend getaways where I explore the town, check out the popular touristy places and then take time to enjoy the city. This Dublin weekend getaway was all about having fun with my instant friends that I met whilst at a youth service in Hamburg.

We had decided a day after meeting that we should meet again and not sure who suggested it but we agreed Dublin would be the next destination after Hamburg. The plan was set in motion and before we knew it, June was already over and it was July.

dublin weekend getaway

Arriving in Dublin Friday morning, I waited at the airport for my German friend. Decided to catch up on some work for the few hours I was waiting. After he arrived, we had brunch then made our way to the city centre where our hotel was located.

Traveling tips ~ buses in Dublin require specific change. So make sure you have the exact change for the bus as you won’t get change back. This is for local buses I am not sure about the course. 

We met 

At the hotel we met up with our South African friend who lives in Dublin at our hotel. We waited a while for our other German Friend to arrive before we went out on the town to have a meal.

dublin weekend getaway

 

dublin weekend getaway

One of the most memorable times of that night was heading to Temple bar and drinking my first “Baby Guinness shot” and very first “Irish coffee“. I do not remember much else since after we were back to our hotel and finished a couple of drinks brought all the way from Germany.

Saturday arrived way too early for my liking, we had breakfast and then met up with our friends in the town. We had booked a hotel (for me and the friend from Germany) and a hostel (for our South African friend and German living in Cork friend), we met up in town firstly for a wonder around before we made our way to the Irish whiskey museum.

Irish whiskey museum prices ~ €10 per person for the tour and whiskey tasting. 

Touring Dublin 

The Irish whiskey museum was such a fun and interactive experience. I have never been to a museum like that before so I was really impressed how they unveiled the intriguing tale of the Irish whiskey history.


After an impressive tour and tasting of some awesome whiskey (😜🙈) and I realised that I don’t actually like whiskey as much as I thought I did. We went off to wagamama for lunch as we were all craving some Asian foods and we had the best time.

 

It is travels like these that really leave a great impression on me. Don’t get me wrong, I still love sole traveling and wouldn’t give it up for the world but it is also nice to travel with friends. You have some company and are able to keep each other’s company.

So that’s my Dublin Weekend Getaway, there is so much to share but at the moment I feel this is enough for the blog. Have you ever been to Dublin? What was your favourite place to visit?

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  • Whitney | Afro Mermaid

    Never been to Dublin, but it’s definitely on my list of places to go.

    • If you ever get a chance, definitely go. It’s an amazing place

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I have never been but from your pictures it looks great, I’d love to go sometime 😉

    • It’s an awesome place to visit

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Dublin is definitely somewhere I want to visit one day, the one part of Ireland that I think I would adore x

    • It’s beautiful, if you ever get a chance go

  • Afshan

    Looks like you had lots of fun in Dublin and what a lovely desert! Must also visit Dublin one day.

    • I loved wagamama dessert it was on point

  • fashion-mommy

    I would love to visit Dublin, your photographs look like it is so much fun.

    • Thanks and it is so much fun indeed

  • Jo Wiggins

    I love Dublin, been many times. And Irish Coffee’s are my favourite x

    • I loved the Irish coffee too much

  • I really want to go to Dublin and take my parents as the Irish whisky tour sounds right up my dads’ street. Glad you had a good time x

    • Thanks Rhian and I bet your dad would totally love it, it’s so interactive

  • The Irish whiskey museum sounds very interesting, I would love to visit it.

    • It is so much more, you should check it out

  • JM

    I have not been there yet but we are planning to go there this year end. Thanks for sharing this timely post.

    • You’re welcome and hope you manage to go

  • I love Dublin, I used to have to go once a month for work, and usually stayed with a friend for the weekend before, or after a Monday or Friday meeting.

    Its well worth exploring the hills outside Dublin too. So beautiful.

    • I wish I could go monthly and just explore the entire Ireland

  • Oh wow, this looks like so much fun!! Lovely pictures, it looks great here 🙂

  • Visiting Dublin next month and I can’t wait. Thanks for sharing this post.

    • I hope you enjoy the visit

  • It sounds like you had a great time, I’d like to visit the whiskey museum. I’ve been do Dublin and thought it was lovely, I’m also a fan of Guiness and Irish Coffee…although in moderation 😉

    • I definitely had a blast there.
      Yea in moderation for alcohol of any sort is advisable.

  • I had a fab time in Dublin! Will be going back some day.
    Looks like you enjoyed your stay too, lovely photos 🙂

    • I did thanks, can’t wait to go back too

  • I have always wanted to go to Dublin… looks like you had a fab time

    • I did thank you and you should so check it out

  • I’ve never been to Dublin before but would love to visit. Looks great! 🙂
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

    • It’s awesome, you should definitely check it out

  • I love Waga’s and I have some friends in Dublin so I should probably go out and visit them at some point!

    • You should as Dublin is amazing
      I too love wagamama

  • Looks like u all had loads of fun that pudding looks delicous

    • Thanks Joanna, I did
      The pudding was delicious indeed

  • It looks like you all had a great day – the whiskey museum sounds like great fun. 🙂

    • It was really fun and yes I had an amazing time.
      Thanks

  • Oh I’ve always wanted to go to Dublin too! And would also love to go to an authentic Irish pub in Ireland 😉 Looks like you girls have had loads of fun. x

    • We sure did, I tasted the best of Ireland I think lol

  • Lovely Dublin haven’t been for years have such fab memories

    • I too made some fab memories and can’t wait to go back