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Diving into Dublin!

By grabbing first place in a Discover Ireland GB Facebook poll, intrepid explorers Lori and Nick landed themselves 48 hours of thrills, adventure and excitement in Ireland's first city. Here's what happened...

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  1. Thursday 6 June saw Lori and Nick make an early start as they flew over to Dublin for their lively, adventure-filled 48-hour extravaganza. 
  2. The great thing about arriving in Dublin is that you can arrange to meet a stranger who'll take you for a nice cup of tea or a friendly pint. Here's the website: cityofathousandwelcomes.com   
    Lori and Nick met Grainne who took them on a trip to the famous Merrion Hotel!
  3. The city of 1000 welcomes #dublin48 #dublin
    The city of 1000 welcomes #dublin48 #dublin
  4. First stop was the Little Museum of Dublin littlemuseum.ie/ The museum's curator, Simon O'Connor proved a wonderful host.
  5. You can't spend 48 hours in Dublin without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse: guinness-storehouse.com It's a spectacular building. So are the pints.
  6. Seven floors of wonder! #Dublin48 #Guinness #Ireland #Pint #Blackstuff
    Seven floors of wonder! #Dublin48 #Guinness #Ireland #Pint #Blackstuff
  7. Guinness walkway #dublin48 #dublin #ireland
    Guinness walkway #dublin48 #dublin #ireland
  8. Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park within any European capital city. What better way to explore it than on whizzing around on a Segway! A case of all thrills, no spills! You can do it too with glidetours.ie
  9. A Segway through Phoenix Park. #dublin48 #dublin
    A Segway through Phoenix Park. #dublin48 #dublin
  10. Spooks alive! As evening descended on their night, Lori and Nick braved the Gravedigger Ghost Tour - thegravedigger.ie - which took in Dublin's darker side.
  11. Ghostly capers! #Dublin #Dublin48 #Haunted #Spooky
    Ghostly capers! #Dublin #Dublin48 #Haunted #Spooky
  12. And after the ghouls came a sweet, secret surprise: the vintage cocktail club. Classy! vintagecocktailclub.com
  13. Day Two started with a eco-friendly tour of Dublin by bicycle. It's a great way to get under the skin of the city. dublincitybiketours.com
  14. Bike tour time. #dublin #dublin48
    Bike tour time. #dublin #dublin48
  15. Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship #dublin48 #dublin
    Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship #dublin48 #dublin
  16. Then it was time for a tasty pitstop at the Foam Cafe!
  17. Foam Cafe. #dublin48 #dublin
    Foam Cafe. #dublin48 #dublin
  18. Then it was time to hit the water with adventuretrainingireland.com
  19. Here's the famous Ha'penny Bridge from a very different perspective.
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