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Fly Paris, France to Dublin, Ireland + nighttime 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 pleasant 1 hour ride to Charles de Gaulle Airport.


3:45 pm fly Paris to Dublin Airport
Departing from Charles de Gaulle Airport, we pick up a time zone hour en route and arrive Dublin 4:30 pm.

5:30 pm Airport bus drops us at entrance to Trinity College. Turns out this is an error! Only 4 short stops and we would have been dropped off at the hotel door. Live and learn. So we take a long walk through the bustle of Dublin at rush hour, alongsides Trinity College. Our initial impression is one of an endless chain of double decker buses in each direction.

6 pm check into Davenport Hotel
Location, location, location! Great travellers hotel. Right in the heart of Dublin – near Trinity College, tourist bureau, buses, bridges over river, main square, everything. Staff very helpful. Our room on second floor looks out on where Oscar Wilde lived as a student at Trinity College. We make ourselves at home and look through the Dublin attractions booklet left for our arrival. Lots to see and do here — let’s get to it!

7 pm walk around central Dublin and gawk at everything
As we always do in a new (to us) city, we go walking/exploring. Dublin is a pedestrian delight, very walkable, though the endless stream of double-decker busses is oddly hypnotic and we have to pay careful attention to where we step. We stroll down Nassau Street alongside Trinity College, turn left onto wide, pedestrian-friendly Grafton Street, (one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin city center). Left onto North, left again onto wide, trendy Dawson Street. We are now in the heart of Georgian Dublin, on Dublin’s most stylish boulevard as we look for a place to eat.

8:30 pm drinks/dinner Café en Seine
Very unprepossessing from the outside. But inside, perhaps one of the most spectacular bars in Europe! Opulent decor, soaring interior, vibrant atmosphere – an immersive, visual experience. We enjoy a slow pint, tasty food, some chilled-out jazz, before reluctantly heading back to our hotel. Unique in both ambience and style, a must see — and a great start to our Dublin visit!

stay Davenport Hotel
Fall asleep immediately – been a full day.

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Great Craic (Irish: “good times”)

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

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

Day 1 Jun03

Day 1

Fly Paris, France to Dublin, Ireland + nighttime 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 Jun30

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 Jun29

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 Sep14

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 Sep14

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...

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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...


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