Our Quick Night Vist to Ireland
If there was one place I've always wanted to go to, it's southern Ireland, a country which is so close to me, yet I'd never been. My wife and I decided to take a trip there in January. We flew from Leeds Bradford airport with a flying time of about 1/2 hour, landing at Dublin Airport in the afternoon.
Over the past years I've heard so many good reports of Dublin, great places to visit, great people and fantastic nights out. After landing we rushed to our hotel, the Dublin Citi Hotel which I have to say is a fantastic place to stay, reasonable rates, beautifully designed rooms, and without a doubt some of the friendliest staff I've ever come across.
Now I need to mention that my wife had been to Dublin a few times before, so she was my nightlife guide! First she took me to a bar called Anseo on Camden street, a place she had been to with her friends the year before. Anseo is what I would call an authentic Irish bar full of mainly real Irish people with a splattering of tourists which is very up to date and quite funky. I had two pints of Guinness here, both of which took about five minutes to pour.
We then moved on to a bar called The Dice Bar. Now this bar has to be one of the strangest bars I've ever been to, absolutely mad DJ, so many beers to choose from, and people dressed in so many different ways you'd think you were in a bar from 'Star Wars'! The beer was great, the people were even greater and we had a real laugh. We stayed there for more than an hour, before moving onto O'Shea's Merchant Pub on Bridge Street Lower. Now this pub was a change to the previous pub, as it was totally traditional, but with the same friendly people, which again made it great. By now I had a few more pints and was feeling very very happy! As for my wife, she was quite drunk!Continued on the next page