Destination

Dublin, You’re a Good Craic

I had to go to Dublin for work these past two days.  I loved it!   Such a quick trip from London to Dublin.

I couldn’t check in right away, so The Marker Hotel let me go to their spa to change.  Had to go to work! Hi!

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The hotel is so beautiful and modern…

I walked to to work afterwards.  Their financial district is very modern.

I liked it so much I took some photos at night too:

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So many companies have moved to Dublin, assuming for the great tax advantage.  I saw Facebook near my hotel.

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After dinner I was able to talk a walk and get the feel of the center.  Grafton Street is their main shopping street with all the typical stores but a few more unique to Ireland as well.

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And of course the one and only legendary Temple Bar…

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The next morning I had to get breakfast near work, but I was impressed with this great little place called The Natural Bakery:

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There’s my massive cranberry scone… it took a lot of hard work to finish!  So good with an Americano…

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My second day in Dublin I had a little over an hour before I had to run to the airport, so I tried to turn it into a mini pub crawl.  Okay, a very, very mini pub crawl…  My colleague suggested O’Neills, so I went there first.

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This is the original part of O’Neills that has been there the longest.  So many beers on tap…if only I had more than an hour…

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But when in Dublin you have to drink a Guinness…

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The second stop of the pub crawl was going to be Stags Head, but it was really dark in there and it was such a beautiful day outside.

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Instead, I decided to go back to Temple Bar.  They had live music in the middle of the day.  So fun, I wished I didn’t have to go to the airport 😦

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I specifically had a house brew in mind, so I went for a Smithwick’s Pale Ale.  So crisp!

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Cheers!  There’s the band performing inside…

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I walked back to work to get my bag, and all of these bars I walked through had live music.  It almost reminded me of Nashville.

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I’ll be back for you in the future, Dublin!

 

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