Dublin’s Jameson Distillery and Guinness Brewery: 2 teetotallers on a booze tour

Dublin’s Jameson Distillery and Guinness Brewery: 2 teetotallers on a booze tour

Two teetotallers cannot be trusted to attend a booze tour. We should know better. We don’t. So we decide to do two things that are a ‘must-do’ on the Dublin bucket list. We decide to go to the Jameson Whiskey Bow Street Tour and the Guinness Storehouse Brewery Tour.  Hey – just cause we don’t drink doesn’t mean we should miss out on all the fun. But is it fun if you’re not drinking?  Continue reading Dublin’s Jameson Distillery and Guinness Brewery: 2 teetotallers on a booze tour

Day 2 in Dublin: the Leprechaun Museum, the Natural History Museum, Riverdance and Irish food

Day 2 in Dublin: the Leprechaun Museum, the Natural History Museum, Riverdance and Irish food

Dublin feels like an old friend I haven’t met in a while. I’ve changed, but my old friend is same old same old. Days in Dublin start late and finish late. I don’t mind the starting late part, but I don’t care much for the finishing late part. I’m not big on the pubbing culture. Dublin feels like a mix between Leicester and Melbourne. It’s a little sleepy and slow like Leicester, but the food and pub culture is very reminiscent of Melbourne – where I lived for five years.  Continue reading Day 2 in Dublin: the Leprechaun Museum, the Natural History Museum, Riverdance and Irish food

Day 1 in Dublin: the National Museum of Ireland, the Book of Kells and Irish culinary delights

Day 1 in Dublin: the National Museum of Ireland, the Book of Kells and Irish culinary delights

Dublin reminded me a whole lot of Leicester in the UK minus all the brown people. On Saturday at 8am, it was a small sleepy town that had yet to wake up from the night before. It was refreshing to see a place so quiet first thing in the morning. With a population of 530,000 people, I wouldn’t describe Dublin as a big city.  Continue reading Day 1 in Dublin: the National Museum of Ireland, the Book of Kells and Irish culinary delights