Stay: I stayed at the Hilton Airport Hotel, its half way between the city and the Airport. Easy access to both, my return flight was early morning and it was very convenient location. They had a shuttle pick up and drop off from the hotel. I could have picked a cheaper place to stay, though if you add the added cost of transportation to and from the airport, it works out to about the same. Also they has some amazing Fish and Chips.
Picture Below I took at the Temple Bar Area, a must see in Dublin.
In Dublin I took the hop on hop off bus to see the city, from my hotel I took the city bus to city center, walked 2 minutes to O'Connell Street, there is a tourist office there, got all the info I needed and was off to see the city, I do recommend taking the city hop on hop off bus, it was 10 Euros. It was raining in the morning, I had a light weather proof jacket.
Picture of the Post office on O'Connell Street during the day and one later at night
City Hall Dublin below, there was an exhibit in the basement, the entrance to the City hall is free, there is 2 or 3 euro fee to see the exhibit in the basement, the exhibit has history artifacts of the city.
Pictures below Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
You can easily spend a few hours here and its worth it, walk through all 7 floors and see the history and beer making process explanation, the entrance is 20 euros and come with a free pint of Guinness Beer, on the 7th floor of the store house, there is Gravity Bar with 360 views of Dublin, I used my Free Pint coupon there as does everyone else.
Below Picture I took from the Gravity Bar
Ha'penny Bridge Dublin night picture I took, as per my bus tour guide, couples used to put padlocks on the bridge so that they will remain together forever, the bridge stating getting too heavy and the city was concerned about the added weight on the bride, there is already pedestrian traffic, so the city decided to cut the locks off.
As the tour bus goes through cobblestone streets, the tour guide said the century old stones were all taken out and washed, put back together in the 80's, dont know how true that was, but he put Irish humor on every site the bus drove went across.
When the Bus went past kilmainham Jail, the Guide explained how bad the prisoners were kept, no electricity or heat, and now days Prisoners in Jails have TVs.
Another stop is The Old Jameson Distillery, on the way back as the bus stopped at the Distillery, few people that were not part of the Hop on bus wanted to get on, mistakenly ofcourse, the tour guide said this happens all the time, guess Jameson is generous with its Whiskey tasting.
Below: A bar by Samuel Beckett Bridge and St Stephen's Green.
St Stephen's Green is a peaceful park with Swans, a getaway from the busy city of Dublin.
See Dublin, its Amazing and fun friendly people.
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