A weekend in Dublin

This past weekend I’ve been in Dublin with my partner (Tom) and his wonderful family. It’s such a beautiful city to visit – I’ve curated a mini ‘places I’d recommend’ post should you ever get the chance!!

Shopping

The Library Project is a small photography/zine store located in the heart of the temple bar area of Dublin. It’s a small space but packed with dozens of carefully chosen photography projects and prints. Definitely worth a gander if art is your thing!

Brown Thomas is where you’ll find your luxury in Dublin. Filled with every high end brand, similar to a Harvey Nichols or Selfridges at home, including an offspring and of course a massive beauty department.. this is where you’ll get your designer fix!

Indigo & cloth is set out as a little coffee shop with a selection of menswear brands on the 1st floor. Ft. the likes of Norse Projects, Universal works, Oliver Spencer… A really lovely store to pop into if your man loves clothes as much as you do!

Eating & Drinking

Token bar is a must visit if you love craft beers and old school arcade games. From a selection of pin ball machines downstairs, to all the classics such as Tekken, Street Fighter, Metal Slug and The Simpsons Game. They even had the OG mario kart – an afternoon well spent!

The beer market is also worth a visit if your up for trying craft beers. It’s slightly out of the city centre, but I’d say it’s worth the walk if you want to beat the crowds in the Temple bar area!

As for eating in Dublin I have to recommend Featherblade. With only two options on the menu, it’s definitely quality over quantity (both steaks though, sorry veggies)! Potentially one of the nicest meals I’ve ever had, and not unreasonably priced either!

We also ate at pit bros – think burgers, ribs, sausages ect.. The free ice cream is also a highlight!

Culture

When in Dublin it’d be rude not to visit the Guinness storehouse. I actually really enjoyed the whole museum, especially the advertising floor. There’s a sky bar at the top where you’ll receive your free pint, we went around 10am and where able to get a seat and enjoy the views!

The IMMA is also worth a visit, the building alone is really beautiful. Currently there’s an exhibition on by photographers Nan Goldin & ¬†Vivienne Dick ‘93% stardust’, ‘weekend plans’ and ‘the ballad of sexual dependency’.

Lastly, I have to mention Phoenix park. This is right next to the IMMA and also where you’ll find Dublin zoo! I’ve already shared some pictures from the park here!¬†It’s just a really beautiful area of Dublin to go for a walk and get out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre!

 

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