Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. It’s been a little while since I posted because I was on vacation in Ireland. Now that I’m back I thought that it would be interesting to share my itinerary of all the things I did while I was there. So lets get started!
On my first day in Ireland I went to the Epic museum which is a museum on Irish emigration. It was a very interesting experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who goes to Ireland. Avoca was nice as well however it was very expensive.
The next places that I went to were Trinity College, Leo Burdock’s, and Grafton Street. Firstly Trinity College was very interesting and had a lot of history as it has been around for over 500 years. We toured the entire campus and went to their massive library which housed the book of Kells. The book of Kells is an ancient religious manuscript that is kept in a special weather controlled case. Leo Burdock’s is considered Ireland’s best fish and chips and it definitely lived up to my expectations.
Finally we walked around Grafton street which was a large outdoor marketplace with hundreds of shops to discover. It also had lots of restaurants and great views of the city.
On Wednesday we went to the George Street Arcade, Ireland’s Creative Quarter and a monument known as the Spire. George street arcade was very similar to Grafton street however, it was indoors and had less shops. Overall it was a great experience. Ireland’s Creative quarter Was a massive street of shops that sold unique goods. One or two blocks over from there was the Spire. Originally the Spire was meant to be completed in 2000 to celebrate the millennia but due to delays it was completed in 2003.
On Thursday we went to the Temple Bar district and watched River dance (a famous Irish dancing show). Coincidentally when we went to Leo Burdock’s we stumbled into Temple Bar. Today however, we actually went to the original bar that was bright red in color. At night we went to the Riverdance 25th anniversary show. It was an amazing and unique experience. The dancers were all unbelievably coordinated and the whole show was visually stunning.
On Friday we went to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and the Ha’penny bridge. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral had astounding Gothic architecture that rivaled even that of mainland Europe. I would strongly recommend everyone to visit this cathedral if they come to Ireland. After this we went to the Ha’penny bridge which is a pedestrian bridge that was built in the 1800’s. It got it’s name from how much it used to cost to cross it which was half a penny. It was a cool bridge with lots of steps and it was very different from all the other bridges around it.
On Saturday we took a full day tour to the cliffs of Moher and Gallaway city. The bus ride was about 3-4 hours and I mostly slept. The cliffs were extremely windy so it took us a while to get to the top but once we did our jaws dropped. The view was unlike anything I had ever seen and it was just cliffs hundreds of feet tall with crystal clear water smashing up against them. We trekked around the cliffs for about an hour and then we left for Gallaway city. Gallaway city was quite similar to Grafton street but it was even more busy and it’s streets were narrower. I quite enjoyed walking around and shopping as well as eating lunch at a cafe.
On Sunday we went to the Guinness factory, The Dublin castle, and the red Torch ginger restaurant. First we went to the Dublin castle which has been visited by many famous people such as the Pope and Queen Elizabeth. It had lots of art and a museum which contained lots of religious texts and artifacts. Next we went to the Guinness factory which was very interesting as we were walked through the whole brewing process. We bought lots of souvenirs and then we went to the Red Torch Ginger restaurant. It is a highly rated Thai restaurant and I really liked it.
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and I’ll see you next time!