Great Craic (Irish: “good times”)

Irish pubs  Live music • Free museums
History  • Culture  • Tradition
Beautiful coastline nearby
Guinness

So much to enjoy here!
We sample it all but barely scratch the surface of this tourist delight.

Day 1 Jan20

Day 1

Fly Paris, France to Dublin, Ireland + night time walking tour of Dublin morning Final breakfast in our Airbnb apartment at 29 Quai de Bourbon, Île-St. Louie in Paris, Île-de-France. Black Cab taxi waiting outside takes us to RoissyBus stop at Place de l’Opéra for...

Day 2 Jan20

Day 2

8 am breakfast Lanyon’s Restaurant Davenport Hotel Dark woods, tables set with white cloth and napkins, set a luxury tone. This morning, a business-related clientele fills the room. The full buffet breakfast (available each morning) includes both continental and Irish options. Everything you could wish for and as much as you want is offered. We stay with our standards and enjoy a hearty breakfast at a leisurely pace in this quiet dining room. Very nice start to the day. 9:30 am stop by Dublin Tourism Information Centre From our hotel it’s a short walk alongside Trinity College to the Tourism Information Centre on...

Day 3 Jan20

Day 3

8 am breakfast Lanyon’s Restaurant Traditional ingredients in a full Irish Breakfast are bacon rashers, sausages, fried eggs, white pudding, black pudding, toast, fried tomato. Sauteed mushrooms are sometimes included, as well as baked beans, liver (this popularity has declined), brown soda bread. Beverage may be a strong Irish breakfast tea (such as Barry’s Tea, Lyons Tea, Bewley’s breakfast blend) often served with milk. Fried potato farl, boxy or toast is sometimes served as a brown soda bread alternative. We look over choices but stay with tried and true – juice, yogurt, fruit, eggs with bacon and strong...

Day 4 Jan20

Day 4

8 am breakfast Lanyon’s Restaurant Today we go for the full Irish breakfast taken at a leisurely pace for maximum enjoyment. We thoroughly enjoy the full and hearty breakfast in this quiet dining room – so special, but perhaps better suited to brunch. 9:30 am visit Dalkey
 (Irish: ”thorn island”) A thriving seaside suburb and resort just south of Dublin City. Originally a Viking settlement that became an important port during the Middle Ages. Many writers,entertainers and celebrities call it home: Maeve Binchy, Hugh Leonard, Bono, Van Morrison. We plan a half-day Dalkey trip/visit and catch the DART...

Day 5 Jan20

Day 5

8 am final breakfast Lanyon’s Restaurant Hate to leave. We’ll miss the ambiance and the full buffet Irish breakfast. Today we go American: juice, toast, eggs, bacon and coffee. 9:30 am taxi to Dublin airport Pleasant ride with many visual reminders of our pleasant...

About Jan20

About

Dublin – capital city of Ireland, with over 1.5 million residents and over 1,000 pubs. 10 trivia facts about Dublin’s fair city 1. The name for Dublin in the Irish language is both Dubh Linn and Baile Átha Cliath. While walking around Dublin you’re more likely to see the latter on...

Jan20

To all who helped create this fine experience Fun of Travel  Joseph Cillo Publisher & Editor in Chief  Mary Buttaro Creative & Photo Editor Tourism Ireland Limited  Bernard McMullan Publicity & Communications                                  ...