Autumn is here. It is cooling down. The sun is sticking around less and less and the last days of nice weather are passing us by. So it is imperative to take as much time as you can to do things outdoors before winter comes!
The fourth installment of the Ireland Diaries is finally here! I was going to include the journey through the Guinness Storehouse in my other post, but then decided it deserved its own. My uncles and my dad were adamant that I visit, since they haven’t gone before, and everyone wanted to know what it was like.
Welcome back to another post in the Ireland Diaries. If you’ve missed the others you can find them HERE.
Getting to go on a train trip was one of the things I was most excited to do when I went to Ireland. I told my grandpa that he could choose whichever trip he wanted as long as there was a castle to see. The trip we chose went from the Heuston Station in Dublin to Cork, then a van ride up to Cobh, and a train ride back. It takes about 3 hours by train to get from Dublin to Cork and the ride there didn’t seem as long as I expected. Though it may have been because I dozed part of the way.
In Part 2 of the Ireland Diaries we find ourselves in the heart of Dublin for the sights and eateries of the city.
The Temple Bar area is filled with things to do, from nightlife (or so I’ve heard, I am a grandma and go to bed early :p ) to delicious food and shopping. The main temple bar building is beautiful with hundreds of string lights, especially at night. The Temple Bar Trading Company has great Ireland souvenirs for all the people in your life. They had some great postcards which I got for my uncles and they had other cool things like shamrock seeds and lots of shamrock shaped jewelry. Continue reading →