Travel Diaries: Dublin

Last week I took a little trip to Dublin for a wedding, but managed to tag on a few days before and after the big day to explore the city with my boyfriend and his family. I had never visited before, but as a fan of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde I was excited to see the sights.

Although I didn’t have a huge amount of time in the city, the time I did have was mostly spent wandering round rather than looking for specific highlights, which is how I best love to explore. I took surprisingly few photos because ultimately, I am a terrible blogger.

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Where We Stayed

On our first night in Dublin we stayed at the Abbey Hotel, which I couldn’t fault location-wise. It’s just over the river from Temple Bar, making it ideal for night life.

During the wedding we stayed slightly outside of the centre, before returning on Sunday to stay at the beautiful Dawson Hotel. Again, location-wise this hotel was perfect, putting us right near some brilliant bars and restaurants, again super close to Temple Bar. They also have a lovely bar attached, Sam’s Bar, which was ideal for pre-dinner drinks.

Where We Ate & Drank

My personal highlight was the Vintage Cocktail Club, a beautiful bar tucked away in a street. Ring the doorbell for entry and get cosy in the dimly lit bar, complete with antique furniture. Friendly staff offered great recommendations, and the vast cocktail menu kept me entertained for hours.

Another highlight was lunch at Super Miss Sue’s a seafood restaurant with really great toilets (cubicle snaps coming soon). I loved the cool decor and relaxed atmosphere.

On Sunday night we finished up with dinner at the Fish Shack Cafe. I went for the crab Mac n Cheese, an absolute winner which I didn’t share with anyone, of course. Amazing seafood again in a really relaxed space.

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Vintage Cocktail Club
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Vintage Cocktail Club

My Wedding Style

For the wedding itself I wore this gorgeous ASOS number. It’s a pretty typical wedding look: mid-length, floral dress. But I loved the low-cut back and sides, allowing for a little more of my personal style to come out. I teamed it with a suprisingly comfortable pair of grey patent heels from Topshop.

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