Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Living vicariously through my daughter and son-in-law, I have an awesome view from my hotel room in Dublin and I have been to the John Jameson & Sons distillery.

Dublin, the capital and largest city of Ireland is located on Ireland's east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey.  Medieval buildings include 13th Century Dublin Castle, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and Book of Kells (Trinity College Library).  Additionally, Dublin is home of Guiness (Guiness is always better in Dublin) and the Old Jameson Distillery.

In 1780 the Scottish businessman John Jameson purchased the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin.  It wasn't long before Jameson's Irish Whiskey would become internationally popular, as it is today.

Temple Bar is the cultural quarter while Grafton Street is the city's principal shopping area.  The Temple Bar Pub is the most popular bar in Templebar, where you will find Ireland's largest whiskey collection with "more than 450 bottles of Irish, Scotch, and Burbons" as well as daily live music and a beer garden (I hope I get to go here).  Grafton Street is Ireland's world famous shopping and culture street where you will find a variety of retail stores as well as cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels.

In Dublin, Irish people are friendly and more than willing to help.  Also, tipping is appreciated in restaurants, so remember to tip your waiting staff and bartenders.

Happy Travels!!

Cheers!!

SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin
www.tripadvisor.com
www.visitdublin.com
www.jamesonwhiskey.com
thetemplepub.com
graftonstreet.ie
google.com

Dublin, Ireland
John Jameson & Sons
Photo Courtesy of Seth Wommack
Dublin, Ireland
View from Hotel Room
Photo Courtesy of Seth Wommack