We flew into Dublin, arriving late in the evening. Our hotel was very average but you couldn’t beat the location. We were staying right in the heart of Temple bar, near Trinity college. We were quite tired that night so we didn’t explore the town, choosing instead to wake up early the next day.

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The next morning, we jumped on a Hop on Hop off sightseeing bus and did a loop of the main sights.

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We paid a visit to the Guiness factory, which was a lot of fun!

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Our entry token included a free pint of Guiness at the bar at the top of the factory.

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The bar has a panoramic view of Dublin city and I have to say, it was an sprawling concrete city.

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After the Guiness factory, we had lunch at a traditional Irish pub, walked around the city centre and did some souvenir shopping.  That evening we went to an Irish pub in temple bar for a few drinks.

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The next day we did a tour of Malahide Castle with the same bus company that we did the hop on hop off with.

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The countryside and North coast was much greener and nicer to look at but I’m afraid I couldn’t stay awake for a lot of the journey. Nothing sends me to sleep quite like public transport!

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We arrived back in the afternoon in time for some fish and chips at an Irish pub and then I had to say goodbye to Georgina and Katrina. Dublin is the last stop in our journey together.

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Brooke and I stayed in Dublin for an additional 2 days. She got time to catch up with her family and I relaxed, winding down the holiday. We managed another tour to the Wicklow mountains which was very enjoyable and caught up with her friends for a last drink along Temple bar.

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