Living vicariously through my daughter and son-in-law, I had an awesome view from my hotel room at Jury’s Inn Christchurch in Dublin and I have sipped whiskey at the John Jameson & Sons distillery.
Dublin, the capital and largest city in the Republic 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 the Book of Kells exhibit at The Library of Trinity College. 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 – and personally the only whiskey I will drink.
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 Temple Bar, where you will find Ireland's largest whiskey collection with "more than 450 bottles of Irish, Scotch, and Bourbons" as well as daily live music and a beer garden (I will definitely 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 cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels.
In Dublin, the Irish are friendly and more than willing to help their visitors. Also, tipping is appreciated in restaurants, so remember to tip your waiting staff and bartenders.
Dublin, I will see you in November!