So we did it, we arrived in Dublin after a very short flight from Bristol and we got to the city late afternoon to drizzly, grey weather. I wasn’t going to let that dampen our spirits and hastily got the Air Link bus to the city centre. The bus ride was about 20 minutes and took us a few roads away from the hotel and at €10 each return it was a bargain transfer from the airport to hotel. The Air Link bus also had Wifi, so updating your trusty Facebook status and letting family know you’d arrived safely was a breeze.
We stayed at Cassidy’s Hotel, a great central location and walking distance to everything you need to see and do in the city. Our room B&B was a bargain at £47 a night. I booked it via booking.com and you never know what to expect for such a low price but the pictures and reviews were good/excellent so thought I’d chance it and I wasn’t disappointed. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t the ritz or anything but our room was an ample size with tea/coffee facilities, ensuite, fitness centre, restaurant and bar.
After getting settled, we headed into the city to grab something to eat, although it was raining the city looked pretty with lights along the bridges and highlighting the River Liffey. We found the River Bar that had live music playing and decided to give it a go. The atmosphere was great and the musicians were fab, staff were very helpful and the food was plentiful. I even tried my first Guinness to get into the spirit. We had a few cheeky drinks and planned our adventures in the city.
There were lots of things we wanted to see and I also booked a day trip to the west. I was really excited to spend some time with my hubby and begin our first of many trips this year. Take a look at some of my pictures from our first day travelling and in The River Bar, keep your eyes peeled for our trip to the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, The Burren National Park and our tour of the city.
I’ll also be making a little video of our time in Dublin, lots of editing to do but hoping to get it finished soon.