If you haven’t made it to Dublin, Ireland yet on your travel list, we’re telling you that it truly is the time to take that trip. Dublin is full of culture, history, plenty of amazing restaurants, and of course, incredible pubs that cannot be missed. Here is the perfect plan for a weekend in The Pale.
If you’re looking to stay in a luxurious hotel, look no further than The Shelbourne. This historic hotel has been around for about 200 years and has been a staple ever since it opened. It is located a short walking distance from St. Stephen’s Green and many other of the city’s main attractions. There’s also an in-house genealogist that can help trace your roots if you believe you have any Irish ancestry.
When you’re ready for breakfast, head to Brother Hubbard where you’ll get a decadent breakfast and delicious, strong cup of coffee. This restaurant offers up a great brunch menu that features a Mediterranean twist. If you want to sample a bit of everything, you can get the Mezze Tray.
You can take a historical walking tour with Lorcan Collins, who is a historian, author, and the founder of the 1916 rebellion Walking Tour. You’ll learn about the 1916 Easter Rising as you walk around several notable locations around the city.
Once you’re ready for lunch, stop by Fish Shop, which has been named the Best Seafood Experience in Ireland by the Irish Restaurant Awards as well as the Best Fish and Chip Shop in Ireland by Catherine Cleary of the Irish Times. They also have a fantastic wine selection to choose from.
Make sure you stop by the Trinity College Library, which is one of the most stunning libraries in the world. With bookshelves packed with books from floor to ceiling on wood shelves, you will find any book your heart desires here. You can also take a look at the Book of Kells display, which you shouldn’t miss.
When you’re ready for an evening drink, head to The Palace Bar which is loved by poets, artists, and local journalists since 1823. Here you can enjoy a pint and wind down from your day.