Sunday, 18 October 2015

Dublin

The young man is doing a year in industry as part of his Uni course and is spending the year in Southern Ireland.  So hubby and I jumped at the chance of a weekend away to visit him.

 So after an exceptionally early start on Friday morning, we flew across to the Emerald Isle.  I have to admit that it had never been on my radar as a place to visit, but I am so glad we did.  We had a great weekend.
 As the young man didn't finish work until later that afternoon, we decided to explore a little ourselves and found some gorgeous little working harbours and cafes on the beaches serving fabulous food.


 On Saturday, the young man gave us a great tour of Dublin.  We walked and walked!

 The city is buzzing and very alive.  It was great to walk around and soak up the tremendous atmosphere, history and culture of this fantastic little city




 I discovered my new favourite shop - Avoca.  The don't have any in the UK sadly but I hope that changes!  The sell fantastic clothes, accessories, books, "stuff", food and they also have an amazing cafe.  We visited a couple of their places over the weekend and were highly impressed.







 On Sunday, we took off to Wicklow and had breakfast by the side of a lake and hills before heading to the coast.





 The weekend was over too quickly and we were soon making plans to return (I couldn't gauge the young man's level of enthusiasm for my plans!!).  We dropped him off at work on Monday morning and treated ourselves to another morning by the coast before we dropped off our hire car and catching our flight home.



I can't wait to go back.

9 comments:

Curtise said...

I've made a couple of trips to Ireland, including Dublin, and really loved it. As always, your photos capture so many wonderful details and beautiful views, and make me want to go back! Glad you enjoyed your visit. xxx

Sue Hayton said...

Brought back lots of memories of Dublin - glad you enjoyed it so much. Lucky son to be there but then geology takes you to so many interesting places.

Sue Hayton said...

Brought back lots of memories of Dublin - glad you enjoyed it so much. Lucky son to be there but then geology takes you to so many interesting places.

Katharine A said...

I've never been to Dublin and would love to go. It looked great. What was that metal torn/open, with the building blocks inside, sphere all about I wonder?

Bronwyn McConvey said...

Dublin is a great city. I have only been there for 2 days, but I am already wishing I could go back. I saw most of the central area abut I can tell there is so many other things to see. Thanks for sharing your pics!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful destination for your weekend away. I bet the YM is having a wonderful time!
Just look at all that sky stretching on and on, it looks endless.
I know you will have packed in as much as possible and I bet there will be even more next time!
Lisa x

Purrfect Haven said...

stunning - loved the tour! Lovely to visit again after time out from the blogging world, Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley & Fred xxxx

Rowan said...

I love Ireland but haven't made it to Dublin yet. I'd love to explore this city and the area around it.

Lyn said...

It is a beautiful country isn't it! so glad you had a lovely time....and I am sure you will again next time you visit! xxx