Things To Do In Dublin

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Getaways for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Guess what? I haven't recapped my Groupon Getaways Europe trip in a while and I still have 100 photos to share from the last of London and I also want to talk about things to see/do in Dublin. So let's get to it.

We left London for Dublin around 6 a.m. This photo was taken around 4:30 a.m. I hadn't slept in more than 24 hours at this time.  Look at the bags under my eyes, they're there and they're aging me.

 I don't know what my deal was. I just wasn't tired and I was running on vacation adrenaline. So rather than sleeping we decided to head to Heathrow airport early and suck down a few bloodys.

As we flew into Dublin the sleepys hit me hard. I could barely stay awake and I knew it was going to be a long day. But then I spotted a few castles from the sky and I got another burst of energy. I was that kid who got an absolute thrill out of spotting swimming pools while in an airplane so you can imagine my excitement in seeing castles.

We got to our hotel around 10 a.m. and we were so grateful the place Groupon had set up was very nice and also very hospitable. They let us check in a few hours early so we were able to take a quick nap.

And then we went to explore!

Things to do in Dublin: drink!

The grainiest darkest photo ever, but I don't care. It sums up how we felt running on two hours of sleep. It's probably noon at this time. But our bodies thought it was 2 a.m.

Our first stop was the famous Temple Bar, arguably one of the most famous bars in the world. The locals hate it and the tourists love it. Here's my thought on this, I usually hate touristy bars, but this place is different. Because as you sit in here sipping Guinness and eating oysters on the half shell you're surrounded by tourists from all of the world. We had Germans to our left, Spaniards to our right, and a group of very drunk kids from Amsterdam posted up at the bar.

After we got some beer in our bellies we went to check out Trinity College and Harry Potter's library. I haven't even read the entire HP series and I still found this to be very cool. I could have hung out here for awhile just taking it all in.

And after the library we had more Guinness. This time at Quays Pub. The people in Dublin really like to drink. Chris and I fit in well.

The following day we went to Jameson, Guinness and an old Irish prison that was super creepy. More to come... The Euro recaps will never end!

At this point if I haven't convinced you to book a trip to Dublin I must be doing something wrong. If Europe isn't your thing browse the other destinations Groupon Getaways has to offer. They truly have something for everyone. Chris and I are in the process of booking our next already! Which place would you choose?

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  1. Dublin looks like so much fun. I would love to visit Ireland and do a road trip there. Love your photos and I hope you managed to eventually get some sleep while you were there!

  2. I LOVE Dublin! We did a lot of drinking there too, because really, what else is there? hahaha

  3. Now I want to go back! I wish we had made a stop at the library while we were there!

    Also, am I the only one that finished the "We had Germans to our left, Spaniards to our right," with "then after the show it's the after party..." anyone? No? Ok...

  4. I would love to visit Dublin! I love all the Europe recaps since I have no clue when or if I will ever get there. Keep them coming!!

  5. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Dublin! The first picture on this post is one of you at the London bridge which is definitely not in Dublin though, haha!

    1. The first two are of me in London, yes that's correct.

  6. Dublin is the next place on my travel to list. I'm fairly sure if I go though, I won't want to come back..

  7. I blacked out once I saw the mention of Harry Potter library. Amazing.

  8. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Ireland's definitely up there on my list of places to visit. Especially that HP library - and all the pubs!

  9. photos are gorgeous!! temple bar looks really really cool. now i want to go to europe :*(

  10. Thanks for sharing. I've been to London, but now I really want to go to Dublin!

  11. I can almost taste the Smithwick's... oh I miss Dublin so much!

  12. It does look like a nice place to visit

  13. I went to Dublin in 2006; I did all the things that you did...including having lots of beer. I'd say the "Gaol" was my favorite site to visit. I only spent a few days there, and I felt like it was a city where I could live. Great photos!

  14. I want to go to Dublin so bad! My travel buddies for Paris and London last summer went on to Dublin, but I had to get home and back to work. I'm still a little sad about it.

  15. I do love Dublin - but the west coast of Ireland has my heart! Did you get into the country at all?