When I imagine the beat of live music, colorful storytelling, and a Guinness at hand, I am somehow at peace with all the noise. Because there is no better way to spend a holiday than by living a true bar experience with a visit to Ireland.
Step to the beat of the bodhran when in Dublin, and don’t forget to have a drink!
For a great start to a long journey check out Southampton Airport parking or Stansted airport parking ahead of time to save the hassle later. The city of Dublin with the river Liffey and shoreline is an amazing sight in itself. Though, there is much that makes a trip to this Ireland worthwhile. Dublin is home to fantastic museums and Trinity College where you will find the famous Book of Kells and the busts of famous figures lining the library. I recommend you then head over to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, home to the resting place of famous writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift. Another must see is St. Stephen’s Green which has been immortalized in the famous book Ulysses by James Joyce. Outside this park area you can also view the statue of famous writer Oscar Wilde, who once lived in the city. And don’t forget to check out the Guinness Storehouse or as my friends and I call it 'the Disneyland of beers.'This store is huge and there are various exhibits that explain the history and process behind how Guinness has been brewed for hundreds of years.
Another one of favorite things to do in Ireland is have a conversation with a local. You will not be let down by the interesting tales the Irish will tell! And when you get hungry just remember, if it involves potatoes or is in the form of stew it is most likely delicious. When it comes to drinks in Ireland, a great remedy for a sleepy morning is hot Irish coffee, complete with a shot of whiskey and all.
If you are like me and enjoy history, book a bus or rent a car to see the famous tombs on Bru na Boinne in county Meath. Older than the pyramids of Giza, these Neolithic tombs are an impressive sight and a great way to spend the afternoon on the Irish countryside. Perhaps you decide you would like to check out some other cities in Ireland. Galway is one of my favorites! When I visited Galway, I stopped to listen to the locals play music in the streets before heading over to enjoy a plate of delicious fish and chips. This place is great for souvenirs such as the Claddagh ring which originated nearby and is sold in various shops throughout the city. Be sure to pick up an authentic version of this ring for your sweetheart! And at the end of the journey you will be glad you booked airport parking Gatwick. The live music and drinks of Temple Bar are waiting for you in Dublin!
Author Bio: Lucy West
Lucy West is a keen traveller, writer and often even dabbles in photography. Based in the beautiful Kent countryside she tries to takes time out and to write and is passionate about all things social media.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post