This statement was the catalyst for my spontaneous weekend in Dublin in November. Well technically Guinness wasn’t the only reason; the lure of Ireland’s scenic landscapes, dramatic coastline, and raucous pubs had long been in the back of mind, and when I noticed cheap flights from Edinburgh in November, I took it as a sign to finally visit the Emerald Isle. And to drink Guinness straight from the source.
My visit was quick to say the least: two nights in Dublin with a hasty trip to the Cliffs of Moher; the weekend was a blur of Dublin streetscapes, pints of stout, and the volatile winds of the West Coast.
The following photos depict a few highlights from my weekend in Ireland, namely the food, the scenery, and a few of the obligatory tourist stops.
A beautiful look-out point somewhere along the West Coast
Empty streets in Dublin’s Temple Bar district on a Sunday in the early morning hours
One of the best things I ate in Dublin: pizza topped with new potatoes, lavistown and mascarpone cheese, rocket, and chili powder from Skinflint
A perfectly poured pint from the Guinness Storehouse
The Cliffs of Moher – still a stunning sight, despite the misty, windy and all-round horrendous weather
Normally I prefer not to rush through a destination so quickly, but I had a feeling this visit would be only one of many, and I was right – I recently booked flights to visit Ireland again in March. Bring on the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!