I’ve visited Dublin twice – once with my family and once with my best friend. The city is so beautiful – I find it to be much like Glasgow: green, full of friendly people, and best of all full of pubs. The famous Temple Bar is not to be missed – the atmosphere is electric, exciting, and everybody is there to have a good time. The open top bus tours run by the city are exceptional – although a little expensive. Both times I stayed in a town called Swords just outside of Dublin – where the airport is located. I stayed at a hotel called 44 Main Street (see photos) and my double room cost about £70 each night – although seemingly expensive, it was well worth it as the rooms were amazing. The famous Wright’s Venue is also in Swords – a four story club with an amazing reputation. Drinks were €5 a go and entry was ten, and we were advised to ask for a vodka and dash of juice so drinks weren’t anymore expensive. The club was amazing. The shopping in Dublin City was much more than I ever expected it to be; I was particularly impressed by their three story Topshop (my credit card was not).
I’d go back for a weekend in a heartbeat; the architecture is stunning, the history rich and the atmosphere contagious. It’s a mere hour on the plane from Glasgow, so if you’re visiting the UK I highly recommend you work in a visit or if you’re from the UK its worth jumping over! Ryanair do deals periodically and you can muscle a return ticket for £19.98 – amazing!