Having a Grand Old Time in Ireland!

orangutan librarian and monkey baby0002Not to be confused with my trip to Northern Ireland πŸ˜‰ That’s right, I took another trip to across the sea, this time to Dublin’s fair city! (it’s actually a long story how I came to make two trips, but we’re gonna skip right over that πŸ˜‰) I went with my sister, the Monkey Baby, and as you might have gathered from the title, we had a lot of fun. Not least cos there’s great sights, food, music (and Guinness is amazing!) We definitely didn’t run out of things to do.Β 


I absolutely loved the Irish patter too and the streets were so steeped in stories. I learnt a lot in the short time I had to spend there. One of the absolute highlights was the Long Room (the library) at Trinity College πŸ˜€

Plus we stumbled across a couple of famous people…

Beyond the literary heroes and history, I also got to go to the Wicklow mountains and saw some scenes that looked like they were out of a fairy tale!

And that’s all for my touristy-brochure style post! πŸ˜‰ If you actually want a great list of things to do/itinerary for a day trip to Dublin I really recommend Nyx’s post from Hurricane and Drizzle books– cos I drew a lot of inspiration from that when planning this trip!


70 thoughts on “Having a Grand Old Time in Ireland!

  1. Bookstooge says:

    Ah hah! So this is why you’ve been kind of absent on line. You’ve been off drinking yourself into the gutters every night! Shame on you for setting such a bad example for monkey baby. Fie, fie!


    Those are some nice pictures….

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  2. Margaret @ Weird Zeal says:

    This looks like such a fun trip!! During my one very brief trip to Dublin, I absolutely loved the city and would love to return someday to explore more – including visiting the Long Room at Trinity College! And those photos from the Wicklow mountains look so beautiful and magical! 😱

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  3. Book Admirer says:

    Awesome photos. I am going to Ireland next year on my honeymoon, probably in the fall. I always heard it was beautiful and your post confirmed for me that this trip is going to be amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Nyx says:

    Beautiful pictures!! 😍 And thanks for the shout out, I’m so happy my post helped you planned your trip 😘😘


  5. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    I want to go back to Dublin. I visited a few years ago and didn’t love it – but I think it may have had more to do with my travel buddy’s lack of enthusiasm for literally everything than the city itself. I’m glad you had a lovely time!

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  6. mudandstars says:

    Ahhh absolutely gorgeous photos! They really do look fairytale-esque! I’ve not been out that way before, but now I really want to! I have visited the city of Dublin though and always really enjoy it. The Trinity College library is stunning! I’m so happy you had a lovely trip xxx


  7. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I’ve always wanted to travel to Ireland… and England…. and Scotland… I’m trying to convince my husband that we should do a 3 country tour for our 10 year wedding anniversary in 2022. I feel like I will be able to wear him down by then lol

    The library at Trinity College is definitely on my bookish bucket list!

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