Visiting Dublin, Ireland

I have had the pleasure of traveling to Dublin numerous times and I always look forward to it. Ireland is such a welcoming place and Dublin is the heart of a beautiful country. Arriving at Dublin Airport which is an ever- growing airport, yetis still not large enough to not be able to navigate easily. Customs has always gone smoothly when arriving in Ireland and when leaving Dublin heading home, a pre-clearance facility was set up in Terminal 2 to undertake immigration, customs and agriculture inspections.

Once baggage has been collected and you are ready to head in to Dublin, it is a 25 -minute ride by cab or Uber to city center. I have stayed in both Air B&Bs and hotels and depending on what your reason for being in Dublin either can be found in a perfect location and at a reasonable price.

One of the more popular sections of city center in Dublin is Temple Bar. Temple Bar area is a neighborhood near the river that is an eclectic collection of pubs, restaurants, galleries and the University. It is also the featured area of party goers on St. Paddy’s Day. The Irish are known worldwide for their love of drinking. The first time I went into the Temple Bar area, I was a bar owner, so I had a feel for keg deliveries, but I was amazed at the large number of little bars that each had the keg truck pulling up and dropping off 15-20 kegs at a time.

This was a daily ritual and just left me marveling at the amount of beer that was being consumed. Whether you are looking for a pint, or a meal of Bangers and Mash or a meal and a pint and then perusing local shops and gallery, Temple Bar is the place to go.


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