Our final day dawned a rather rainy one and as we were not flying home until 7pm, we left our lovely Airbnb home and took our suitcases back to the luggage store for the day. The Airbnb we stayed in was very close to Christ Church Cathedral which was very impressive and we stopped to take some pictures; the weather unfortunately made the photo’s look rather dreary but it’s honestly quite something. The bells were ringing all morning for the Sunday service and it was so lovely to hear.
We made our way over to Carluccio’s in Dawson Street for breakfast and had a team meeting to decide what we could do for the rest of the day. We settled upon a walking tour to spy the colourful doors of Dublin and finishing up with a walk around St Stephen’s Green Park.
Many of the doors are to be found in Georgian Dublin and we strolled around Fitzwilliam street snapping away at all kinds of different painted doors showcased in all kinds of condition sporting a variety of letter boxes, door handles, intercom systems and unusual signs. We were keeping our eyes peeled hoping to spot a pastel pink one but sadly not, the only pink ones that we saw were painted bright fuschia. So if you ever travel to Dublin, do keep a look out for a pastel pink door and send us a pic!!!
We continued walking and reached St Stephens Green Park which despite the rain is an oasis of green calm in the middle of the bustling city. Within the park there are a large number of monuments to Irish history, a childrens playground and a garden for the visually impaired. We meandered through, stopping now and again to take photographs and carried on until we reached a pub called The Old Stand which made a perfect place to stop off for refreshments and a little rest.
Our final stop was to be at O’Neills victorian pub which is situated around the corner from the famous Molly Malone statue (and handily near the luggage storage place and the taxi rank for our journey home!) It looks like a regular old pub from the outside, but once inside it is a very enjoyable place to eat and drink in and it’s much larger than expected with a bar area both upstairs and down. We all enjoyed a meal from the carvery here and the guys topped up with their final Guinness before we made our way back to the airport and finally home.
What a fabulous time we had, making memories with family are definitely the best weekends and we are already planning where to visit next.
Have you ever been to visit Dublin? If so, we’d love to know what you got up to!
Jess & Jane