It’s heaven-scent Dublin
ONE of the best weekend breaks to enjoy, arguably, has to be in the Emerald Isle – namely Dublin, where the Temple Bar is an absolute must!
It’s a pretty, cobble-stoned, fairy-lit district, crammed with bars, restaurants, traditional Irish pubs and, of course, not an Irish person anywhere in sight.
The area caters for foreign perceptions of conventional Irish culture – and it shows: populated with hens and stags and charging extortionate prices for drinks in some bars.
Once you accept that 15 euros is reasonable for a pint of Guinness, and a vodka and coke, you know there is something deeply wrong!
However, the atmosphere is so much fun: constant live music streams out of every door and everyone, whatever the age, is highly entertained.
Just remember to pace yourself unless, quite literally, you fancy blowing all your spending money in one night.
A visit to Dublin without encountering the tourist trail would just not be a visit to Dublin! The Guinness storehouse calls … to experience its seventh-floor gravity bar.
The tourist trail is surprisingly informative and inter-active, with its weirdest additions comprising a giant clock replica, to which visitors apparently flocked in the Fifties, and aroma centres full of the various scents detected in Guinness.
There’s Trinity College, too, with its grand square, and, round the corner, Oscar Wilde’s childhood home.
There is also a huge selection of restaurants, in which traditional Irish fayre just has to be sampled, including, of course, a portion of Irish stew.
Just like any other great city, this trip barely scratches the surface of the vast array Dublin offers, which is why many people return again and again.
If you’ve never had the opportunity, then grab it right now! Life is for living, and travel is the only thing costing money that actually makes you become a richer person.
Tenerife Sunshine Travel Team have packaged up a great weekend break to Dublin in late September, with other dates available on request.
It is based on two people sharing, flights from Tenerife and a central Dublin hotel on Temple Bar for three nights, from only 490 euros per person with daytime flights, or slightly cheaper with evening flights.
Contact the Tenerife Sunshine Travel Team on 922 751 867 or email email@example.com for more information and reservations.
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