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!
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:
So many companies have moved to Dublin, assuming for the great tax advantage. I saw Facebook near my hotel.
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.
And of course the one and only legendary Temple Bar…
The next morning I had to get breakfast near work, but I was impressed with this great little place called The Natural Bakery:
There’s my massive cranberry scone… it took a lot of hard work to finish! So good with an Americano…
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.
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…
But when in Dublin you have to drink a Guinness…
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.
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 😦
I specifically had a house brew in mind, so I went for a Smithwick’s Pale Ale. So crisp!
Cheers! There’s the band performing inside…
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.
I’ll be back for you in the future, Dublin!