~ Delights of Dublin in Three Days ~

The World is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper” – W.B. Yeats

First Night

During my stay in the UK I took the chance to hop across the Channel to see my neighbour and friend from Perth. She was also on a visit back to her home country.

I flew Ryan Air from Stansted Airport, being the most convenient for me. I meticulously measured my case and bag and weighed each but wasn’t challenged on either. An hour or two on these flights is enough as they are not made for comfort.

First views of Dublin

We were staying in the infamous Temple Bar area at the Temple Bar Hotel. I had a room overlooking the street on the fourth floor. It could have been in the bar itself for all noise at night!

Our first night’s dinner was at the Fire Steakhouse and Bar, the most impressive restaurant I’ve ever been in. With incredible vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows, it feels as if you are an art museum. It is built next to the Mansion House, the residence of the Lord Mayor. He is often known to have dinner in the Supper Room.

Of course we couldn’t end the night there, so Brigid suggested a bar for a cocktail, and never one to turn down a cocktail off we went.

We walked to the iconic Cafe En Seine, a fantastically art nouveau style bar housed in an historic building. Complete with doric columns and glass panelled ceilings, there were booths to sit in or small cosy corners in front of fireplaces.

Wood and glass panelled bar

Dublin is enveloped in history and tomorrow I plan to explore the sights this wonderful town has to offer. (For Marsha’s Wednesday Quotes)


  1. I’m enveloped in drool, wanting to be right there with you on your wonderful trip. Your pictures are inviting, and like you say, “enveloped in history.” I can’t wait for the next installment!

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