Dublin Journals

Irish Party

A March 2003 trip to Dublin by angie cadie

Guinness Storehouse Photo, Dublin, Ireland More Photos
Quote: A weekend packed full of Guinness and Irish music is not to be missed. I would rate Dublin as one of the best places to visit if you plan to party hard and have fun.

Irish Party

Overview

Traditional Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin centre is very nice indeed with large historical buildings and statues, modern shopping complexes and performers down the pedestrian areas. It’s a great atmosphere. The Guinness factory is not to be missed. The tour itself is very modern, it was very well designed into the shape of a Guinness Glass, with a 360 degrees viewing gallery at the top of the building which give great views all round Dublin. It is expensive to get in about 12 euros, but complimentary pints are on offer at the top. The tour bus, which can be caught on O’Connell Street is also very historically informative and is open topped, very breezy but nice after a night on the ole black stuff. It takes you on a hop on ...Read More
Four Courts Hostel Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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The accommodation was very welcoming and the reception staff friendly and always joking about something or another. We booked a double room for about 60 Euros. The room was very clean and modern. We also had breakfast included in the price and were provided with unlimited amounts of food while we caught up on the news and relaxed in the comftable dining area. This would be a nice place to stay for a few days if required, right in the heart of Dublin with all sites within walking distance.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2003

Four Courts Hostel
15-17 Merchants Quay
Dublin, Ireland
+353 (1) 672 5839

Guinness Storehouse

Attraction | "Guiness Brewery Museum"

Guinness Storehouse Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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The factory itself is split into seven or eight different levels -- a layout that represents the Guinness glass. The top of the Guinness is where the complimentary bar can be located; it has a 360-degree window view of the whole of Dublin. On a nice day, the view from the top makes the admission worth paying for. The displays and explanations are very modern, incorporating all different types of media -- including video and print -- music waterfalls, and units to smell the Guinness-making processes.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2003

Guinness Storehouse
St James's Gate Dublin 8
Dublin
01 408 4800

Porterhouse Brewing Company

Attraction | "Porter House Brewing Company"

Porterhouse Brewing Company Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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You really get a taste of Irish culture by having a drink in here. The bar staff is friendly and the place has a large selection of home-brewed beers, draughts, and ales. You can also grab some pub grub in here and catch some live Irish music to finish off the atmosphere. It's very warm, cosy, and decorated with historic photographs, artifacts, and a large collection of beer bottles.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2003

Porterhouse Brewing Company
16-18 Parliament Street
Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 8847

Hop On Hop Off Dublin Bus Tour

Attraction | "Dublin Cit Tour"

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The tour runs every 15 minutes, and you can get off at particular sights of interest and rejoin the tour at the same stop.

It started off very well when we had an Irish guide who explained all the historic buildings and sites of interest -- he was cracking jokes all the time and making everyone laugh. Once we hopped off to grab a bite to eat and jumped back on again it was an automated recording briefing us on the sites and it was a little less interesting and I almost fell asleep. They also do a selection of tours outside the city -- they're worth looking into if you want to see a bit of the countryside.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2003

Hop On Hop Off Dublin Bus Tour
59 O'connell Street
Dublin