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A travel journal to Dublin by alanmack37

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Old Jameson Distillery

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Attraction | "Jameson Distillery"

Old Jameson Distillery Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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As a devotee of whiskey, both Irish and Scotch, I always want to visit distilleries when I have the chance. I have been to both Jameson Heritage centres, Dublin and Cork, as well as Bushmills Distillery in County Down, and I would recommend the Jameson experience over the Bushmills. Jameson is a museum which shows you the real history of their company, with very knowledgeable guides, from a time when whiskey was a handcrafted commodity. The tour is expensive but you do get to try a dram of the famous whisky. It is totally amazing to see the process of how the whisky is made and was made in the past. The guides are informative and you are quite in awe at the scenery and layout and the mass ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2011

Old Jameson Distillery
Bow Street Smithfield Village
Dublin, Ireland
+353 (1) 807 2355

Kilmainham Gaol

Attraction | "A fairly new but good attraction."

Kilmainham Gaol Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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I visited Kilmainham Gaol last march. The tour was cheap and excellent. The guide gave an interesting tour and it made you aware of the hardship of the lives of the people jailed here. But what made it worth while for me apart from the obvious was the artifacts from the residents of the Jail. In perticular letter that were sent between a couple and it makes you realise just how real these people were. The letters linked with the information from the tour made me see them as more then just part of history.This one hour guided tour is a must see for any visitor to Dublin. The tour brings through the gaol starting with a short film in the old chapel.The open area with it's metal starica...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 20, 2011

Kilmainham Gaol
Inchicore Road
Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 453 5984

St Stephen's Green

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Attraction | "A beautiful park"

St Stephen's Green Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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St Stephens Green is both a park and a term for the area in Dublin. The park itself is magnificient on a sunny day. It was immortilised in James Joyce's classic novel Ulyseses. The area is of high historic significance, particularly to that of the 1916 Easter Rising where the South of Ireland claimed independance from the British.The park is beautiful and grassy and is fairly safe, though being in Dublin it would be an idea to keep your eye on your valuables. There are masses of statues and it would be a sin to miss taking photographs of such a historic and beautiful area and whats more its free. A very pretty and relaxing park with plenty of room to walk, sit, or lay down when...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2011

St Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green
Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 605 7700

Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel

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Hotel | "A top rated hostel in Dublin"

Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin is known for its expensive accomodation and when i came here aged 30something I felt a bit odd, thinking that the hostel will be overrun with students, how wrong I was. The hostel attracts people of all ages and for the price I paid it was well worth it.The hostel charged around 18 euros a night, with a hostelworld card it is cheaper. Breakfast was ok just what youd expect and the rooms were great. I would recommend this place to people on a budget with free wifi and being in the centre of the action in Temple Bar.Temple Bar is the biggest tourist attraction in Dublin with traditional pubs and museums and crowds of people. The pubs however are crammed full of tourists an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 20, 2011

Barnacles Temple Bar House Hostel
19 Temple Lane, Temple Bar
Dublin, Ireland
353 1 6716277

Trinity College

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Attraction | "A major attraction in Dublin"

Trinity College Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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Trinity College, Dublin is world famous and is known for its high academic standards. It also has an ulmni of some of the most famous stars both locally and internationally. The College is one of Dublin's major universities and also doubles as one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.Trinity College is located nearby the popular St Stephen's Green area, which is full of trendy restuarants and shops. It is quite a popular area with students and young people, with a range of clubs nearby.I stayed in Trinity College student halls during summer. It worked out quite expensive 50 euros for what wasnt even a glorified hostel. I received a dimly lit room, however I had a fant...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 19, 2011

Trinity College
College Green
Dublin, Ireland
+353 (1) 608 1000