Ireland

Metro Hotel Dublin Airport

MY STAY AT THE METRO HOTEL, DUBLIN

I have been to Dublin twice now and each time I’ve been surprised both by how quickly the hotels are booked up and how expensive they can be. My usual budget for a European hotel (***) is around €100 per night, so you can imagine how unimpressed I was that…

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Modern Art Museum Dublin

SPENDING ONE DAY IN DUBLIN

Dublin is a fascinating city, cut through the centre by the Liffey River and circled to the south by the great canal. It’s compact and easy to navigate, most of the main sites being within a half mile of the flowing river. It’s easy to see around as it hasn’t…

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MAKING A VIKING SHAPED SPLASH IN DUBLIN

It is no secret that I love an open top bus tour, it is often our first introduction to a new City.     Imagine my excitement when we arrived in Dublin, we were able to clamber on-board the *Viking Splash tour bus, or DUKW, a World War II amphibious…

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Kilmainhan Gaol Dublin

KILMAINHAM GAOL, DUBLIN

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the stand-out tourist attractions in Dublin, but because it isn’t central perhaps doesn’t receive the attention that other areas in Dublin do. It’s situated to the west of the city, and in an area more suburban than those that host other attractions such as Dublin…

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