Dublin Day

Let’s take a Dublin Day.

 

That’s what the posters in Belfast train stations kept telling me; take a Dublin Day, online return tickets for only £10. Derek and I talked about it for a while, but even with a cheaper train fair we weren’t really sure if we could afford such an outing with all of our upcoming holiday plans. Luckily for us, I have a very generous employer who gifted each of us at the office two 1 day Dublin Passes.

The Dublin pass gets you prepaid (and severely discounted) access into 33 different sites in Dublin; plus a couple of perks like a free coffee at Bewleys, on Grafton Street.

The Dublin pass gets you prepaid (and severely discounted) access into 33 different sites in Dublin; plus a couple of perks like a free coffee at Bewleys, on Grafton Street.

 

With this in our pockets, we decided it would be perfect to take a Dublin Day, the Saturday before our friend Kathleen arrived so that we could see the city and surprise her at the airport.

 

With a pre-ordered online train voucher, you get a major discount on your travel.

With a pre-ordered online train voucher, you get a major discount on your travel.

 

We arrived in Dublin at 9 am and walked until we dropped (onto the bus, in exhaustion) at 23:30. So here is our Dublin Day, which we did entirely on foot – in Pictures and links.

Stop 1: The Universal Links on Human Rights

Price: Free Public Sculpture

Universal Links on Human Rights

This was the first piece of public art that we came across, as we walked from Connolly Station toward Trinity College.

Stop 2: The Statue of Molly Malone

Price: Free Public Sculpture

"Crying cockles and mussels, alive alive oh"

“Crying cockles and mussels, alive alive oh”

Stop 3:  The National Wax Museum

Price: €12 adult, free with Dublin Pass

The National Wax Museum

Just my husband helping Darth Maul to kick Qui-gon Jin, aka Liam Neeson at the Wax Museum. haha

Stop 4: Trinity College

Price: Free to view the Buildings from Outside

Trinity College

Stop 5: Bewley’s Café, Grafton Street 

Price: Menu Varies, free coffee (any coffee) with Dublin Pass

Bewley's Tiramisu - yum yum yum

Bewley’s Tiramisu – yum yum yum

Stop 6: St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Price: €5, free with Dublin Pass

In the park right behind St. Patrick's Cathedral... and what a beautiful day it was!

In the park right behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral… and what a beautiful day it was!

Stop 7: Christ Church Cathedral 

Price: €4, free with Dublin Pass

Christ Church Cathedral

Stop 8: The Old Jameson Distillery

Price: €14 adult, free with Dublin Pass

The museum was fascinating, the tour enlightening, the taste testing was so much fun (I got picked as one of 8 volunteers, yay!) and the samples at the end were divine!

The museum was fascinating, the tour enlightening, the taste testing was so much fun (I got picked as one of 8 volunteers, yay!) and the samples at the end were divine!

Stop 9: The Guinness Storehouse

Price: €18 adult, Free with Dublin Pass

What a fascinating experience, and then it ends with learning how to pull your own pint and getting to enjoy that pint up in the Gravity Bar, with a 360° view of the Dublin Skyline.

What a fascinating experience, and then it ends with learning how to pull your own pint and getting to enjoy that pint up in the Gravity Bar, with a 360° view of the Dublin Skyline.

Stop 10: Captain America’s American Style Diner

Price: varied menu, free dessert with Dublin pass with purchase of an entrée

Captain Americas

There were of course many more little stops in between, such as small shops, restaurants, cafés and more however, that would make the photo list unbearably long haha

All in all it was an amazing day and most certainly worth the time, and every penny/cent spent.

Happy (Dublin) Days! xoxoxo

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