Exploring Dublin

How to Make your long weekend Memorable in Dublin

by stephaniehiggins
11 May 2018 · 3 min read

Dublin is a city with lots of history, it is not only the capital of Ireland but one of the main business centres of Europe. The city is situated right next to the sea and only a few minutes away from the beautiful countryside. In other world, there is a lot to do! If you’re coming to Dublin on a long week-end here our three-day trip suggestion to experience the best of Dublin:

Friday

After a short trip from the airport to the Mont Clare hotel, drop your bag and get ready for an exciting day in Dublin! Start your day with brunch at Herbstreet, only few minute walk from Merrion Square, they serve delicious fresh and local food. After your brunch, we suggest you visit Trinity College: the historic campus of Dublin. With its cobbled stones, a walk though this amazing site will bring you back to the 18th century.  You must also visit the Old library which displays the Book of Kells, the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. If you have some spare time you can visit Dublin castle erected in the early thirteenth century. Then get home and relax before having your Dinner in one of the numerous pubs of Dublin. The night is rolling in, it is time for a nice drink and some live music at Dublin’s most famous pub: Temple Bar.

Saturday

You will probably look for a hearty breakfast to kick off the day. Look no further than a full Irish breakfast at The Mont Clare. After filling up on food take the DART to the charming coastal town of Dun Laoghaire. During the trip you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Irish Sea and Dublin coastline. Once arrived, head straight for a walk on the town’s West Pier, you can then sit back and relax with a nice lunch at the Gourmet Food Parlour. Head back into the city and spend the rest of your day in Grafton and Henry Street. Even if you are not a big fan of shopping there is always something happening with street musicians and artists. For a relaxing evening, go to the Grand Canal Dock, the architecture is stunning and you can have a pre-theatre menu at the restaurant. We strongly recommend you to visit the Board Gais Energy theatre, the newest theatre of Dublin city.

Sunday

It is Sunday morning and you need a good breakfast so why not try the Busyfeet & Coco café. Afterward, ease yourself into the day with a nice walk at Stephen’s Green, it features an ornamental lake, a waterfall, a children’s playground and sculptural monuments to Irish history. Later allow two hours to visit the Teeling whiskey distillery, the only operational distillery in Dublin. Next you can visit the beautiful St Patrick’s Cathedral. The Davenport hotel is your last destination for a delicate afternoon tea before heading to the airport.

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