Dublin city guide

Dublin city guide

29 Fabulous things to do in Dublin

So much about Dublin surprised me: it’s a small city packed with music, history, parties and great places to hang out. It’s the perfect location for a weekend adventure, as you can walk everywhere and see it all in a couple of days, or the starting point for your adventure around Ireland. There is so much to see, do and experience, so here are my recommendations for the most fabulous things to do in Dublin. Check out my Dublin travel […]

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Review: Generator Hostel Dublin

Open since 2011, the Generator Hostel Dublin is a modern hostel located on Smithfield Square, north of the River Liffey in Dublin. Housed in a former hotel, this property has a very contemporary feel and a range of room types – from spacious private rooms to a 10-bed Ladies Jacuzzi Suite – plus a very popular bar. I stayed here for four nights in April 2018 and this is my review of my visit. To give you a real feel […]

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Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains & Kilkenny: a day trip from Dublin

When I visited Dublin last month, I was desperately in need of some fresh air and rolling green hills. It had been months since I’d had a proper break from London so I was very keen to see a little of the Emerald Isle on my trip. There are, of course, so many amazing places to visit in Ireland and my wishlist includes Cliffs of Moher, Galway and The Giant’s Causeway. However, I didn’t want to spend a super long […]

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Exploring the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin

Here are all of my fave snaps from the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. Tucked up in the north of Dublin, it seems a little out of the way from most of the city’s other tourist attractions, but in fact, it’s the 2nd most visited free attraction, welcoming over half a million visitors every year. It’s definitely worth venturing to – and I recommend stopping by Two Boys Brew for brunch en route 🌸 There are over 15,000 plants in these […]

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Fabulous gluten-free & vegan restaurants in Dublin

I had some amazing food in Dublin. From banging brunches to delicious dinners, Dublin has an amazing foodie scene considering how small it is (less than 2 million people – I was so surprised!). I also found eating gluten-free here to be pretty easy. Being English-speaking and with a restaurant scene similar to most major UK cities, it didn’t take much effort to discover some real #glutenfreedublin gems. Having previously been vegan, I understand how similar the process is for […]

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Where to find the best brunch in Dublin

If you didn’t already know, I love me some brunch. Being Australian, I’m practically built on smashed avocado and poached eggs. So hunting down the best that Dublin has to offer in terms of morning meals was high on my list of priorities for this trip there last week. Question is: did I discover the best brunch in Dublin? You know what – I really think I did. And while you’re thinking about this amazing city, don’t miss my full […]

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Colourful Dublin: street art, shopfronts and gay bars

I loved how bright and cheery the centre of this city is. The Dublin street art scene has imbued it with an infectious use of colour and design. As my friend Dave pointed out, even the electricity boxes have been painted with their own unique designs! Here are some of my favourite photos I took on my trip to Dublin last week. And while you’re thinking about this amazing city, don’t miss my full Dublin travel guide! 🌈 Artist Josh […]

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