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Back to Dublin

I woke up a little sad. Sad to leave this beautiful place, where everybody says hello to you, where I finally got close to the sheeps and where the nature is so beautiful that is breathtaking.

But we had to go. Our bus was going at 8 AM. We had to change the bus first in Killarney and then again in Limerick.

We had some time in Limerick so we take a little walk and got us some sandwiches for breakfast. In Limerick we catch a bus for Dublin.  It was little crowded on the streets so we arrive a little later then expected. It was late afternoon.

This time we booked a double room in  Barnacles hostel in Temple bar. http://www.barnacles.ie/

We had great experience with Barnacles in Galway and so it was in Dublin.

Room was nice and clean, staff very helpful  and they have a very big kitchen for use with lot of sitting places.

And it’s in the Temple bar. What more do you need?

I can only recommend this hostel.

We checked in, left our luggage and went to the city to get something for dinner and for a beer .

We are staying 2 days in Dublin. Our next stations are  Howth, Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol.

Ha'Penny Bridge

Ha’Penny Bridge

 

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Dublin day 1

We got in Dublin at 1 PM and when we took our luggage we went to the parking near the airport.

At 2 pm there came the Van of our hostel that took us to the hostel. We took a 6 dorm room in Paddy’s Palace for 3 nights.

We took this Hostel because they had (I don’t know if they still do) great offer that if you stay in theirs hostels in Dublin or Belfast for at least 2 nights,

you get a one day tour with their travel agency for free. And they also have  free transfer from and to Airport.

That was for me the first time to stay in the hostel.

When we got in our room there was only one guy there from Texas.

It was little weird to sleep with someone else in the room that you don’t know but after a while I got used to it.

Next day came two girls from Germany to our room, and the last night we were alone in the room.

Hostel was ok, not very fancy, but it was pretty clean, we had shared bathroom, there were 2 on our floor and there was no crowd.

Also it was very cheap so I don’t have any complaints on the hostel.

Breakfast was included in price (typical hostel breakfast – toast, tea, butter, jam…)

We left our things in the room, took our camera and went for a walk in the city.

We just wandered around the center for a while and then decided to go for a beer.

Our first beer in Dublin was of course Guinness and we had it in Temple bar in Farringtons pub.

After enjoying the cold pint we went for a walk a little more.

Then I needed to go to bathroom so we got in the next pub, for another beer 😉

There were two guys just preparing to start the gig so we decided to wait and enjoy the music for some time.

There were really great, playing and singing good old songs.

Our best friend has a friend that lives in Dublin, so we decided to meet her for a drink.

She called us when we were in the pub so we told here that we are in Peadar’s Kearneys pub.

She came with her friend from Israel so we had another drink with them and then she wanted to take us in her favorite pub.

So we went to Porterhouse. We talked, enjoyed the music and drink beers of course . It was around 1 AM when we went back to the hostel.

Our friend point us where to go and we went, and we got a little lost.

We have not turned in the right street so we walked by the river hoping to find someone to help us.

After a while there were two guys walking toward us so we asked them for the direction but it didn’t help us much,

then we asked another person and still didn’t find the hostel.

After some time we did find it, we were around it all the time, very close.

I believe we had too much beers that evening . 🙂

We got to our room and went to sleep. That was our first day in Dublin.

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