It’s been almost a year since I went to Dublin, so it’s about time I share my experiences with you! I love writing travel posts because it makes me relive my journeys which I love! So let me take you along to the wonderful country of Ireland!
We spent 3 days in Dublin which were filled to the brim! On the first day we did the usual tourist stuff including the Guinness Storehouse, a Sightseeing Tour and going to Temple Bar for a couple of drinks. On day 2 we went on a tour to the famous Cliffs of Moher with Paddywagon Tours which was by far the best part of the trip as we got to see the countryside and our driver was absolutely amazing at telling us stories about the places we visited. First, we went to Kinvara and visited Dunguaire Castle which you can see in the picture above. As you can see, the weather was not the best which is why we quickly moved on to the next stop which was Corcomroe Abbey. The weather magically cleared up when we reached the abbey and we had some time to explore it. The Abbey was build in the 1200s with local limestone which you can find all across the island.
We then headed towards The Burren which is a National Park along the coastline famous for its limestone formations. It is also known for hosting the so-called Mini Cliffs which are a smaller version of the Cliffs of Moher.
And then it was finally time to see the long-awaited Cliffs of Moher! Because we went in early January, our group was pretty much the only one there except for maybe 10 other tourists. I heard that it is super crowded in summer, so although the weather might have been a bit rough, we still got to enjoy the cliffs in all their beauty!
The cliffs are one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ireland and are very impressive with the rough Irish sea at their feet. There is also a visitor centre which showcases a lot about the history of the cliffs and about limestone and is really nice! After walking around the cliffs for an hour, we were absolutely freezing and were happy for the warm bus back to Dublin!
We spent the last day in Dublin sightseeing, including the Dublin Castle and Trinity College.
We also went to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral. My friend went inside but I found the entry fee quite expensive and instead went to the nearby park where I enjoyed the view and the sun on a bench. I met a lovely old man from Dublin who told me about his city and we chatted for a good half hour. Things like this are my favourite part about travelling, just meeting people and listening to their stories is what makes a trip the most memorable for me!
Not far from St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the Christ Church Cathedral which is equally impressive and partly free to wander around in. Although I am not religious, I do love to look at churches and feel their history.
Dublin and Ireland are definitely worth a trip, I loved the rough countryside and would definitely recommend going on a trip out of the city if you have time. You might even meet some nice fellow Germans and end up spending the evening with them in a pub watching Irish dances!
Have you been to Dublin yet? What is your favourite part of travelling?