Dublin Favorites

Top 5 things to do in Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪

  1. Guinness Storehouse
  2. Celtic Nights at the Arlington Hotel
  3. Hop on Hop off bus tour – Do Dublin Tour bus
  4. Dublin Zoo
  5. Jameson Distillery

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I can’t believe it has been four years since I last visited Dublin. The time sure has flown. Dublin is one of my favorite cities, and when I visit, I always feel at home. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help out with directions if you ever get lost. The places I enjoyed visiting in Dublin were the Guinness Storehouse, seeing Celtic Nights at the Arlington hotel, doing a Hop on Hop off bus tour, Dublin zoo, and the Jameson Distillery. First, the Guinness Storehouse is Dublin’s most visited attraction. The inside is the shape of a pint glass consisting of seven floors. It is hard to believe that it’s only made with four ingredients which include water, barley, hops, and yeast. Secondly, Celtic Nights is one of the best dinner shows in Dublin and runs seven nights a week. The singers and dancers love getting the audience involved throughout the show. It is also recommended to customers that they book early because seating does go quickly. By day three, when your feet hurt a little, the bus tour is a great way to learn about the history of Dublin while enjoying the Irish scenery and the main attractions around Dublin. Some of the places that the bus tour visits include the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublina, Dublin Castle, Dublin Zoo, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Dublin zoo is a great kid friendly activity. They house up to 400 animals including the endangered ones such as the grey wolf, Asian lion, Asian elephant, African painted dog, and the Amur tiger. Finally, the Jameson distillery allows tourists to take a tour throughout the distillery allowing them to learn the history of the whiskey, how it’s made, and the comparison between two other whiskeys. During my time in Dublin, I truly enjoyed everything I did, but the Guinness Storehouse and the Celtic Nights had to be my favorite. The weather was often sunny in the morning, and then turned cool with a drizzle in the evening. So, be sure to dress appropriately for the chilly rain. I definitely look forward to going back soon!

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Harrys On The Green ☘️

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Harrys On The Green is a pub located across from the Gaiety Theatre near the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin. Customers have the option to sit outside on their patio giving them the chance to enjoy the activity in the plaza, or they could sit inside their pub downstairs. The pub has a couple of different bars within the restaurant, as well as a variety of seating areas around the center bar and additional seating on the backside of the bar with a variety of booths and tables. They also provide live music or a DJ in the evenings. The food that was served was reasonably priced. They are well known for their chicken wing appetizers, which were delicious. For the main course, my favorite was the chicken supreme, and for dessert, I enjoyed the cream puffs served in a martini glass with chocolate drizzled over the top. They were the best cream puffs I’ve had! I truly recommend trying them! Finally, customers who go to Harrys will find the atmosphere very comfortable with an array of colored mood lighting and a variety of seating options. They also have outlets available to plug in electronics and free WIFI service. If you are interested in checking out Harrys On The Green online, click here: http://www.harrysonthegreen.ie

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Celtic Nights at the Arlington Hotel

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One of the best dinner shows I’ve seen in Dublin is the Celtic Nights at the Arlington Hotel, right next to the O’Connell Bridge. Celtic Nights is considered to be the best Irish show in Dublin. They run seven nights a week, offering a three course dinner, drinks, live music, and professional Irish dancing. I really enjoyed how the musicians and the dancers got the audience involved both with singing and dancing. Seating is in long tables giving you the opportunity to meet other people. The food that was served was very delicious. My favorite was the assortment of desserts which included a Lemon Curd Tartlet, Chocolate and Guinness Mousse, and a Strawberry Fool. I would definitely see this show again if I go back to Dublin, and I would also recommend it to anyone looking for a nice evening out in Dublin! I would also recommend booking your reservations early because the event does book up quickly! If you are interested in checking out the Celtic Nights online, click here:http://celticnights.com

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☘️ Jameson Distillery 🥃

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I’m not much of a whiskey drinker, but I really enjoyed learning about how Jameson Whiskey is made. I took a tour of the Jameson Distillery free with my Dublin Pass. Jameson is considered to be the top selling Irish whiskey in the world. I took a tour through the distillery in on Bow Street in Dublin to learn how the whiskey is distilled compared to other whiskeys. Jameson has been distilling their whiskey on Bow Street since 1780. They have expanded their operations to the town of Midleton in County Cork. Next, you will learn about how it’s made. The whiskey is made up of both unmalted and malted barley, maize, and water. Then, it is aged in either sherry or bourbon casks. Secondly, you will come to a room where you will find two other types of whiskeys besides the Jameson and learn how many times they are distilled before tasting them. During the tasting, we compared the Jameson whiskey which is distilled three times to the Scotch whiskey, which is distilled twice. Then, we moved on to the American Jack Daniels whiskey, which is distilled only once. There is definitely a smoother taste the more often it is distilled. Finally, when the tasting tour came to an end, we were allowed to get a complimentary drink in JJ’s bar. As my complimentary drink, I had the ginger ale and lime mixed with the Jameson Whiskey, which complemented the flavor of the Jameson very nicely. If you are interested in checking out the Jameson Distillery’s online, I have attached both the Dublin and Midleton links down as well as the Dublin Pass below!

Jameson (Dublin):https://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/ie/visit-us/jameson-distillery-bow-st

Jameson (Midleton): https://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/en/visit-us

Dublin Pass: https://www.dublinpass.com

Slauncha!

© 2018 Sundown Pointe

 

Dublin Zoo

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If you’re in Dublin looking for a kid friendly activity, I highly recommend the Dublin Zoo. The Dublin Zoo is located in Phoenix Park and is one of Dublin’s favorite attractions. It houses up to 400 animals including some endangered species. Some of the animals include elephants, lions, tigers, flamingos, sea lions, penguins, giraffes, and grey wolves. The elephants were eating lunch as the adorable baby elephants stayed close to their moms. My favorite animal exhibits were the sea lions and the penguins. The sea lions loved showing off to the crowd by swimming towards us as we watched them through the glass, while they were playing and making noises. I remember when I was talking, the sea lion swam over and seemed to stick his tongue out at me as he swam by under the water. While visiting the penguin exhibit, the penguins would follow the little kids walking back and forth along the glass fence. I added a short video below for your enjoyment. If you are interested in checking out the Dublin Zoo online, click here: https://www.dublinzoo.ie

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