This is my Dublin diaries part 2, where I share what I did in the last two days of my weekend away in Dublin. If you haven’t seen the part 1 of Dublin dairies then I would definitely recommend reading that post first, to see what we got up to at the first part of our trip.
This blog post certainly isn’t going to be the most exciting, because this trip was all about relaxing and spending time with my family. Plus, we have been to Dublin so many times now that all of the typical tourist activities have been done, so I instead come to Dublin to relax rather than cram lots in. This Dublin diaries part 2 is going to be more of a photo diary rather than text, but I think that is nice sometimes!
This was definitely my favourite day in the Dublin diaries part 2, and probably my favourite day of the whole trip. We took a walk down to Temple bar on the morning, which is definitely the most famous area of Dublin. Even on a Monday morning it was full of tourists all looking at the pretty pubs, buildings and street art. It is definitely worth a walk down if you are planning on visiting Dublin, although I’m sure you are already fully aware of that, and have it on your must do list. We also popped into ‘Queen of Tarts’ for a quick drink, and it was such a lovely coffee shop. We even got our drink in China cups!
This day is actually my Grandad’s birthday, so we spent the afternoon celebrating with afternoon tea at The Westbury. We have never had afternoon tea there before, however it was certainly the highlight of my whole trip, and such a good way to celebrate a birthday. It is super expensive but super fancy, and you are made to feel like complete royalty. I wouldn’t say it is worth it to go if you are generally visiting Dublin, but definitely worth it if you are celebrating something special like a birthday or anniversary. A highlight of the trip for sure.
My nan and grandad decided to do some more exploring on the afternoon but I was very tired (and full of afternoon tea) so I decided to stay in the hotel, relax for a few hours and catch up on a bit of work. I forgot that it was actually a Monday and there was things I needed to do on weekdays, so I did some work and caught up on my messages from over the weekend.
As it was our last night in Dublin, and my Grandad’s birthday, we decided to go for a nice meal on the evening. We had never tried Marco Pierre White’s restaurant before, however it was quite close to the hotel so we decided to try it. I honestly think it was one of the best meals that I have EVER had, and if you know me you know just how much of a food lover I am. It was very much on the luxurious side but I had such a good night and I wish I could eat that meal over and over again.
I feel like I haven’t referenced any of my outfits in these Dublin posts, however that’s because in the next few weeks I am going to do another outfit diary post sharing all of my outfits from the past few weeks, as I have loved them!
This is going to be quite a short update, as we really didn’t fit much into day 4 of Dublin. Our flight was at 13:30 so we woke up, packed, had some breakfast and then jumped in a taxi to the airport back to Manchester. It was actually pancake day on the day we flew home, so I was greeted back in Manchester with lots of pancakes in the flat, and lots of work I needed to catch up on before uni at the end of the week!
I was so sad to leave Dublin, as it truly is my favourite place in the world and somewhere where I can easily mentally reset. The best trip with the best people, such a good laugh and I miss it already. Lets hope we can book another trip soon! Thank you for reading this Dublin diaries part 2, and I hope it gives you some recommendations for if you are going to Dublin soon. I can’t wait to write some more travel posts this year, as they are some of my favourites to write.