Dublin Journals

Bubblin' In Dublin

A June 2001 trip to Dublin by MalervyC

Quote: On this trip, I went back to my roots and visited Ireland, one of the most historical and cultural destinations in the world.
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The Molesworth Suites are very charming. We had a two-bedroom apartment with kitchen, bath, and living room. The cost for 7 days was about $650 US. I only went with one person, but it's a real bargain for a family. We had a washer/dryer, so all my clothes were clean before I came home. I couldn't figure out how to use the shower--maybe it was anti-American? There was a small drawback that actually worked to our advantage. We were on the top floor (there are four), so we had to lug up those stairs, most of the time after a full day's walking. As a benefit, our windows were screenless and opened wide over the timeless views of Old Dublin. Molesworth is just a few blocks' walk from St Stephen's Green...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2005

Molesworth Court Suites
Schoolhouse Lane
Dublin, Ireland near
(0) 1 230 5400

Guinness Storehouse

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Attraction | "The Guinness Brewery Tour"

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This was one of the best tours I've taken. St James Gate is the entrance to the brewery; it's a great photo opportunity, as the gate is enormous, with big letters spelling out its name. The brewery looks like a big factory, but inside you find that the building gets larger the higher up you go, just like a pint glass. When you walk in, you are directed to the center of the floor, where you see the original signed lease for the building. Everyone gets a clear token with a drop of Guinness in the middle - save this, as you will need it at the top. The factory itself is very informative. You learn the ins and outs of making Guinness and how the leftovers are used for condiments such as BBQ sauce a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

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

Blarney Castle/Blarney Stone

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Attraction | "Kissing the Blarney Stone"

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We woke up one morning and decided to take the train to Cork to see the infamous Blarney Castle. The metro train cost 35 pounds and took about 2 1/2 hours. The train ride was wonderful; the Irish landscape is so lush and green. Once we got to Cork, we took a $10 cab fare to Blarney Castle. The castle is situated near a square of restaurants and the Blarney Woolen Mills. Here, they make wool sweaters, blankets, and such products. I bought a sweater for my mom, 40 pounds, not too bad. The castle is a short walk from the Mills, and the cost is around 5-7 pounds for admission. There are trees and cricks around the site, a park where you can have a picnin can gaze up at the castle. There are no floor...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 16, 2005

Blarney Castle/Blarney Stone
Blarney Village Near the River Martin
Cork, Ireland
+353 21 438 5252