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Ireland Day 8 (last day :( )

Wicklow–> Dublin

After a good nights sleep in Wicklow, Joe and I  attempted to get a room for the night in Dublin. We had no idea how difficult this would be. I tried to do it online for about 45 minutes with no luck, and then I started frantically calling people. Yes, we are smart travelers and made only 2 reservations (for the wedding days). We weren’t sure where we were going to go, so thought we would just wing it.

Finally one B&B said they may have a cancellation, but I needed to call back in an hour to try to get it. So, we went to breakfast and I tried not to completely freak out that we may be sleeping on a park bench in Dublin for the night.

We called back in an hour and secured the room….PHEW!! Then we repacked all of our stuff and headed to the Dublin airport to drop off our car. Then we hopped on the bus and went downtown to check into the B&B.

After freshening up, we set out on our own self-led walking tour, planning to end at the Guinness Factory.

Merrion Square is the name of the corner bar Joe and I go to by our apartment!

Obviously we had to make a bag of candy for the rest of our walk when we saw this beautiful table…

Finally, after a couple hours of walking, we made it to the Guinness factory!

tasting room

Guinness Academy

oh yes,we are certified to pour the perfect pint 🙂

We ended the tour with another pint at the Gravity Baron the very top level of the factory. The views were amazing and we ran into the Bride’s parents who we hadn’t seen since the wedding…what are the odds?!?!

After the tour, we were both ready for dinner, so headed to the Temple Bar area where we wanted to hang out later. Our last dinner was great and we tried the other famous Irish beer- Murphey’s.

After dinner, we went across the street to the actual Temple Bar, which was HUGE, and listened to a couple different bands play.

On the way back to the B&B, we grabbed another pint at a different pub and then fell into bed. Had to be up early to catch the bus back to Dublin Airport.

It was an incredible vacation and I LOVED everything about Ireland!! Really hoping we get to go back someday 🙂