Dublin Day One
Started out exploring the layout of the city. Popped back into my hotel for a full Irish breakfast at 7:30. After breakfast I ducked out and found the LUAS. I bought an all day pass for €7 and hopped a couple stations down from Parnell to Trinity. I got off and walked up to Trinity College and went through the wooden door into the main courtyard.
They say if you go right you’re scholarly and if you go left you’re religious. I turned off to go find the library. When I found it I wondered around until 9:30 when the Book of Kells opened and I was able to go In to see it as well as the impressive Long Room.
After taking in a bit more of what Trinity College had to offer I wandered back towards O’connell bridge stopping for a hot tea. I proceeded to meander through Temple Bar before crossing Ha’penny Bridge. Once back on the Main Street I bought a 72 hour ticket for the CitySightseeing Hop on Hop off bus tour by Gray Line. These buses are a good way to see most major cities quickly. My 72 hour ticket only cost me €25. I rode the bus around most of its stops taking in the information the live guide was sharing. When the bus reached its 21st stop I hopped off and walked a couple blocks to the Jameson Whiskey Distillery on Bow Street.
My tour was excellent. Very hands on smelling and tasting the difference between Jameson and the top selling whiskey in the world (that American one, you know which one I’m talking about) and the top selling Scotch in the world. After the tour concluded and I caved and bought several bottles of their distillery edition only available at Bow Street I hopped back on the hop on hop off bus. Once the bus reached the first stop I switched from their Blue line to the Red line and took that tour of the city. After seeing much more of Dublin I grabbed a bite of Fish & Chips before heading back to my hotel to crash out for my early tour the following day.
Check out Dublin Day 2 here