Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Adventure in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland was our last stop on our month long European trek.  It was a very fun place to end, and we spent 3 days in this fun city.
Of course, two of our obvious stops were at the Guinness Factory and The Old Jameson Distillery.  We loved them both {although TL and I both agreed the Heineken tour in Amsterdam was better than Guinness}.
We stayed at The Westin Dublin, in the Temple Bar area and it was very close to everything.
As if we hadn't already tried out enough pubs in Edinburgh, we made our way around Dublin hopping around at all the pubs.  Our friends, C&K, stayed with us and we had a great time!

Along with the shops & tours - we saw many of the famous sites of Dublin.  Notre Dame and Trinity College were very pretty!  The flowers were in bloom all over the city, and we were lucky with the weather - no rain!  We walked all over this city.  We also ate at a Thai restaurant one night - it was pretty good.

I fell in love with Guinness.  I had never tried it before this trip, and I quickly gained an appreciation for it!

TL and his friend, C, both love Whiskey!  The Distillery was something he was looking forward to the entire trip.  He was selected to do the whiskey tasting, and it was very interesting to learn how whiskey is made.
The view from our hotel room.
Our first meal... I was starving and the food was SO good!
The view from Gravity Bar at the top of the Guinness Factory.

TL and I were very sad to leave.  As we packed our bags for the final trip home, I will never forget how we both felt.  It was one of the best experiences we've had together, and the memories we made on this trip will stay with us forever.  I am so lucky I married a guy that I travel and get along so well with.  It was such a wonderful adventure!

We will be returning to Europe again soon.  

40 comments:

Sarah Mina said...

Looks like such a wonderful time!

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Michelle said...

I'd be sad to leave too! Looks gorgeous! Love all of your amazing pictures from your awesome trip!

Life With Lauren said...

Wow... So beautiful this is the one place I have wanted to go since I was little hope to go someday. Looks like you had a great time!

Portuguese Prepster said...

Dublin looks amazing!

Brittany said...

What an amazing trip. Your pictures are beautiful!!!

Frances said...

i can't wait to visit Ireland in the next few years (hopefully!!) glad you had such a great European adventure with your love!! the pic of TL with the Guinness is AWESOMELY hilarious!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

It looks amazing!! Ireland is one of the places at the top of my to-go list! For now I'll live vicariously through you!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm totally jealous that you got to go to both of those places in Ireland!!

Erin said...

Wow it looks SO beautiful there! My husband would LOVE the Guinness Factory! I sure hope we can visit someday! Thanks for posting some wonderful pictures!

Erin

Lori said...

What a great way to conclude your trip! Love all the photos Tracy and I think it is wonderful that you both love to travel and have visited so many cool places!

Sacha....xoxo said...

It look amazing place to visits. I live in England, I never been visit to Ireland. I might go there someday, hopefully... Lovely photos too :D x

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, Ireland looks amazing!!!! I have never been there! It is definitely on my list of places to visit!!! Thank you for sharing your trip with us!!!

Megan said...

i love ireland :) especially dublin! i think both the touristy parts and non-touristy parts are worth seeing and the city has crazy awesome personality! and the people are NICE!

glad you could share these photos with us and i actually got drunk off of guinness at gravity because all the tourists that didnt like beer gave me their "free pint" cards hahhahah! :)

Amanda said...

These pictures are great! I love the one of you by the flowers, and all the guinness factory pictures! I hope to some day travel to IRL. I'm off to Spain and France in the fall though, so I shouldn't complain :)

Nicole Marie said...

dublin was the last place i visited during my study abraod and i was all by myself and mostly what i remember is how incredibly nice the people were

Cait said...

ahhh i was just in Dublin Ireland a few months ago! isn't it stunning?! the people are seriously so nice! we almost have the same pics ha ;) ps you should check out the giveaway i'm having on my blog! xo

meghan said...

Looks so pretty! I love how all of the building in the British Isles are stone and so heavy and gothic feeling. I've not been to Ireland, but when I went to Scotland from my summer in Oxford it felt that way too.

Ashley said...

wow, I really would love to visit Ireland ..though I am not Irish (I am Italian) I still want to visit! I am from a town in Ohio called Dublin, Ohio :) would love to go, looks like u had a blast!

Ocean Dreams said...

Girl, I love keeping up on all of your travels! Looks like Ireland was amazing. Still is of course! :) Love the expression of the hubby's beer face, lol.

Allison said...

Love all these pictures, Tracy! You are increasing my need for a European vacation so much through all these pictures. I'm always so in love with the clearly European style of architecture - it's so beautiful.
You and Tim are such a gorgeous couple - I love all these pictures :)

Carolyn said...

OMG! I want to go to Ireland so badly!!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow lucky girl you!! sounds like a wonderful trip :-) you and your honey are adorable!

bananas. said...

i am DYING to go to ireland! more so than the boy, whose family is irish. weird, i know...but we're thinking maybe next year with a pit stop in boston. we'll see!

love the pics...and LOVE guiness! :)

Married...with a Pup said...

I sooo want to go to Ireland! Looks awesome!

Angie said...

The last picture is breathtaking! Such a great shot!

Looks like an amazing trip and I love guinness!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

What a phenomenal adventure -- such a quaint little place!

Tucker said...

oh i am dying to go to dublin. love your photos of it! Am a new follower and looking forward to reading more (:

Brunch at Saks said...

What a fun and wonderful trip, Tracy! The photos are beautiful and you look gorgeous :) I am adding Dublin to my dream vacation list now!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

I want to go!!!!

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Wow this looks like so much fun, what amazing photos! I'm a huge travel fan and need to visit here.. and you are beautiful! I'm your newest follower by the way :)

xo
Rachel

Marian said...

The view from the Gravity Bar is pretty amazing huh...especially with a comp Guinness;)

laura said...

i'm from dublin but i'm living in california and your photos made me so homesick i could cry. dublin is a great place. people are crazy funny. i went to trinity college dublin so was in and out of city center everyday. its hard to adjust to life here, CA is beautiful but i dont like the food and i miss my family.

i was so happy to read everyone's nice comments about dublin and the people. your pics are lovely

xx

TheOnlineStylist said...

Great photos! I went to Dublin a long time ago and loved it.. and isn't Guinness a meal in a glass?! Glad you had an amazing time x

Slices of Beauty... said...

One must not go to Ireland and not drink Guinness from an Irish pub, well done!

Lovely blog.

Blue said...

I have never been to Dublin, but now I really want to go!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a fabulous trip you too had! I've loved reading all your recaps!! Thanks for sharing all your fun adventures!

Splenderosa said...

What a gorgeous couple!

missy. said...

oh so fun!

i'm happy you found someone that loves and treats you so well and that you can travel to all these amazing places.

Anonymous said...

Aw I walk throught St. Patricks park (all the flowers) everyday to and from work and never really appreciated how pretty it is......Thanks for making my pretty little city look so beautiful! x

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