Memories of Dublin

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s day than to tell you about my trips to Dublin over the past few years?

My first visit to Dublin was brought together by two of my favourite things: travel and music. Back in 2013 myself and 2 friends travelled from Glasgow to Dublin, on an extremely short flight. So short that my friend had just bought a bottle of water on the plane, opened it to take a sip, un buckled her belt and next minute the seat belt signs were back on and we were getting ready to land. I’ve never been on a plane ride like it.

Our hostel was Oliver St. John Gogartys. I would highly recommend staying here, it’s at Temple Bar and the staff are lovely and welcoming. We loved this place so much we stayed again our second time round in 2015. The only downside is we were awoken some mornings by the clanking of bottles and the likes from outside, but it didn’t bother us too much. All depends how much of a light sleeper you are.

Wandering through the streets of Dublin.
My second time in Dublin Robin Williams had just passed and someone had painted this in memory of him.

Dublin zoo was great. They have Lemurs, I couldn’t help but sing songs from the film Madagascar.

Dublin is absolutely one of my favourite places. Every time we have went we’ve made many friends, from random guys on the street to tens of people in the bars. There’s just something about us Scottish and making friends wherever we go, we’re a friendly bunch.

Just a few of the friends we’ve made.

Everywhere I go I pick up a shot glass, Dublin was no different and in fact it’s one of my absolute favourites. How cute.


Believe it or not, I was completely sober in that photo.

Dublin, every time I’m over you steal my heart a little more. A beautiful place filled with beautiful people. I can’t wait until my next visit, maybe I’ll get to explore and see a little more of you. As I feel I haven’t quite done justice in my visits so far.

Tell me about your experiences in Dublin or wherever else you’ve been? And HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY 🍀 go out and have a pint of Guinness and celebrate.


Dublin baby.

Dublin is one of those places that honestly, you have to visit. Whether it’s for a day, a weekend, a week, whatever.

I went recently again for 2 days with 5 of my best friends and it was amazing as always. We were there to celebrate one of us turning 21 and it was the best place to go. Cheap flights over from Glasgow, cost us £30 each for a return flight.

We stayed in Gogarty’s hostel, it was our second time there as it’s a decent place to go. It’s clean enough, the staff are friendly, it’s a reasonable price. There really isn’t anything I could fault with it, plus it’s right on temple bar. Great if you’re there for a drunken weekend, which we were.

We got to know a bit more of Dublin this time, walking around more streets and finding our way about more. Which made us decide to go visit Dublin zoo… Most exciting part for me! I’m like a big child, been looking forward to going to the zoo for ages so it was great for me.

I would without a doubt suggest to anyone to go there, but maybe research what to do before you go as we always forget to. Typical… If anyone knows of any great things to do in Dublin please let me know for future reference would be great to find something different to do next time I go!