One night in Dublin….
We dropped off our rental car and took a taxi to Dublin. One of the Alamo employees called a taxi for us. We were told that the taxi’s accepted debit/credit cards… but later found out that wasn’t true. Once we were on the road we were informed that our taxi driver only accepted cash. He did stop somewhere for us so we could pull money out of the ATM machine.
Tip: Always have extra cash for situations like this AND also make sure that the meter is turned on in the taxi prior to the ride. The meter was not turned on for our ride to Dublin and we later found out that this driver charged us $10 more than what we should have been charged.
We stayed at the Temple Bar Inn. It was a really nice hotel. There was a restaurant inside that served breakfast from 7a.m-11a.m. I would stay at this hotel again if we go back to Dublin. There was a grocery store located below the hotel as well. We didn’t go inside, so i’m not sure what the prices are in comparison to other grocery stores or mini marts not in the city.
There were plenty of bars and restaurants in Dublin. Be prepared to spend a decent amount of money. The food and drinks were a little pricey. I’m glad we decided to buy most of our food from the grocery store during the beginning of the trip.
We really didn’t have an Itinerary for the Dublin. We explored the city for a few hours stopping at bars and restaurants through out the night. My favorite bar was The Merchant’s Arch. We stopped in early after noon for a few beers and live music. We liked it so much that we decided to go back for dinner that night.
So long Dublin……
On our last day in Dublin we enjoyed a nice Irish Breakfast, and then headed over to Trinity College so we could check out The Book of Kells Exhibition. We arrived a few minutes before it opened and found a line of people waiting to get in. UGH!
Trinity College Library holds the largest collection of manuscripts and printed books in Ireland, including The Book of Kells, a 9th century manuscript. Check out the website for more information: Book of Kells Exhibition
Cost: €11 – 14 per adult & €5 Audio Guide (optional)
Next time I would like to visit The Guinness Storehouse and The Jameson Distillery .