I love Europe! A girlfriend and I decided to get some $50 tickets to Dublin and head up for the weekend! Tamara was about 35 weeks pregnant and I just couldn’t let her go alone 🙂 Poor me!
The first day we got there we took a bus from the airport straight into the city to explore. We just had backpacks and with no kids, we could do whatever we wanted!
First stop, Trinity College Dublin
The Book of Kells at the University Library
Ok, this library is awesome! I don’t think it’s functional, but it is breathtaking.
The famous Book of Kells!
After exploring the beautiful university, we went and walked around town. We found so many cool things, I love the vibe of this city!
Quick hot chocolate break 🙂
That evening, we headed over to the main street in Dublin and looked for a fun Pub to eat dinner! The pub had live music and a fun vibe. The bathroom was a disgusting nightmare, but it was so much fun.
The city was beautiful night and everyone was so friendly. People would stop to ask directions or say hello, for some reason I felt very safe there. Irish people are the best!
We stayed the night in a private room at someones home via AirBNB. It was my first time in a private room, not a whole apartment, but was actually fine! We were out most of the days anyway and without kids, we were very quiet and nice guests. I’m not sure if I’d choose that again with the whole family, we didn’t use the kitchen or anything but if I was going solo or with a friend, I’d totally consider that again as it was way cheaper!
Day-2 in Ireland
On our second day in Ireland, we hoped on a bus for a long day over to the other side of Ireland to the Cliffs of Moher.
We stopped at a gas station named after President Obama and I snapped a quick photo with their cardboard cut outs! Haha just for fun 🙂
The cliffs were incredible!!!!! Wow. And also VERY windy. We went for a small hike up the side of the cliffs and enjoyed the fresh air and the view. I wish the pictures did them justice…
On our way back to Dublin, we stopped in Gallaway for dinner! We had about 2 hours at the stop here, but it was really just enough time to walk down the main road, find some (delicious) food, and then walk back to the bus. Beautiful little town though and getting ready for a Christmas market soon.
We took a taxi and caught an early flight the next morning back to our families. What a fun 2 days! I love little trips with a friend, it’s such a nice little break from traveling with kids and I always feel like a better mom and wife when I return.
Dublin, Ireland get’s 2 thumbs up from me!!