We arrived into Dublin later Monday evening and got a quick bite to eat at a gastrolounge called Against the Grain. It was a good place with a nice selection of beers. The falafel burger was good. For the first time ever we booked a place through Air B&B and stayed with a wonderful couple, Aiden and Kyle. I can’t imagine our Dublin experience being the same if not for staying with them. Their place was cozy, immaculate, and modern. Their hospitality was amazing and we could have just stayed in talking with them for ages! But, we did venture out…
Tuesday Morning, we explored the Dublin Castle area, Christ Church Cathedral, and Trinity Library.
In the afternoon we stopped for a break and had some afternoon tea at the Atrium Lounge at the Westin, which by the way, was my favorite experience. Paul ended up trying their ‘A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea’, and I stuck to the traditional experience. If you’re in Dublin and want a nice afternoon experience, I highly recommend the Atrium Lounge. The Peculiar tea is a mojito made with Hendrick’s Gin and served in a teapot. You’ll have plenty of sandwiches, cakes, and sweets to enjoy and you’ll walk out full and content. We had perfect weather the whole time we were in Dublin, but I think this would be a great thing to do if it was raining, as the atrium is bright and cheerful. You could wait out a quick storm or get cozy on a dreary day.
Our few last stops of the day were to the Temple Bar area, Ha’Penny bridge, and a trip to the park!
On Wednesday morning we visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral and had a late breakfast at Fumbally, which was delicious! We loved the juices, kombucha, and avocado toast. This place had a great atmosphere and we especially loved the resident pup.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral was amazingly ornate and I loved the old flags that were on display from past wars. It was a great tribute to the soldier’s that fought. Sadly, I didn’t get many photos of the interior. The cathedral was quite crowded when we visited, and I was so busy looking at everything and reading all the displays that I didn’t take any photos that did the place justice.