When I went to Dublin over Easter break I did something a little different. Instead of doing my own research and planning where I would go, I contacted a friend who spent her summer there and asked her what she thought I should see and do. She turned out to be a goldmine of information! Not only did she give me tons of suggestions on what sites to see and which restaurants to eat at, she even mailed me her Dublin bus pass all the was from the states so I could get around easier! (I’m returning the favor by bringing her her favorite Irish candy 🙂 )
My friend sent me to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and park
Dublin Castle and Dubh Linn Garden
and food places like Murray’s Bar
and The Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin.
I did still see some things that my friends didn’t direct me to, like Ha’penny Bridge
The National Wax Museum
and the Famine Sculpture and the Three Fates Fountain in St. Steven’s Green,
but for the most part it was nice to not have to make my own decisions. I got to see parts of the city that I might not have seen on my own, and I got to visit some of my friends favorite places in the world. We are both very excited to talk and compare notes when I get back, and she is super excited to get her candy!