One of my favourite places in Dublin is the National Leprechaun Museum. So much so that I visited the museum on both of my trips to Ireland! What I love about it, is that it’s an extremely sensory museum. There’s only one small section, right at the beginning, which has the traditional displays showing you how leprechauns have been perceived over the years. From their size, to how to dress, to how they have been represented in movies. From there, you then step into a magical world of folklore and story telling for the duration of the tour!
As travellers, sometimes we have to get clever when it comes to finding flight deals. Back in the summer, it was cheaper for me to fly from Chicago to London Stansted, transferring in Dublin (and even getting a hotel for the night!), than it was flying direct from Chicago into Heathrow or Gatwick. One HUGE benefit of flying through Dublin, is that Dublin airport is one of only a handful of airports in the world where you can actually cross the American border while still being in a different country. Here’s my experience of clearing US Immigration in Dublin.
Sometimes when you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have! I this post I share my tried and tested itinerary on what to see in Dublin in 2 days! Including cool things to see and do, where to eat in Dublin and where I stayed!
I thought I’d share my favourite thing I’ve done in Dublin, Ireland! If you’re after something that doesn’t involve alcohol or museums but is something a bit more active and challenging, yes, right in the city centre, I think I’ve found it! Located at the Dublin Grand Canal Dock (roughly a 25 minute walk from the main centre) is Wakedock, a cable wakeboarding park! What is wakeboarding? Think snowboarding, mixed with water skiing and you’re not far off! I first learnt to wakeboard behind a speed boat, cable parks eliminate the boat. The tow rope is attached to a cable that runs above the dock and uses a control box to stop, start and control it’s speed.
This is the first post in a series all about the British recipes I will be taking with me when I emigrate to America! I can hardly take a whole fish and chip shop with me, and lets face it, it just wouldn’t be the same unless it’s wrapped in paper and you’re sitting on a sea wall! But there are some English dishes I can replicate once I’m there! It’s going to be a learning curve for me, I like to think I’m pretty good at making cakes, but I’m going to learn how to cook English meals from scratch too! But first up, I’ll stick to what I know – Chocolate Guinness Cake! (Yes I’m aware Guinness isn’t technically British!!!) Originally a Nigella Lawson recipe which I’ve tweaked slightly to suit my tastes. Mainly more beer and a little less sugar!