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Gorgeous weather, Guinness and Geneology

I'm new to this trip report thing, so please be kind. We went to Dublin, North Leitrim [family connections], Donegal and Belfast. We spent 12 days on the ground; our third trip.  


I know some talk about their meals. We are vegan so no one is interested.  :) Plus, we had a really hard time finding food to eat, so won't bore everyone with the details.



Dublin 2 nights: Jury's Inn Christchurch. Picked the spot for the location right in the center of things. But will not stay there again. Way too noisy. We had two nights of doors slamming and girls giggling at 1 am, 3 am and 5 am.  


Arrived in Dublin at 8 am and took a cab to the hotel and walked around a bit to find breakfast. Was able to get some granola and soya milk at Queen of Tarts. Toured Dublin Castle and went to the Guiness tour. Absolutely clear and warm day, with spectacular views of the City from the Gravity Bar. It was packed with people. One of the bartenders asked if anyone was celebrating anything. I volunteered that my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. Everyone toasted us. As we walked around the city later that day, several people wished us a happy anniversary. Ate at the only vegan restaurant left in the City: Cornucopia. It was fantastic. It is not entirely vegan, but caters to different dietary needs, such as no dairy, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. We ended up eating all our meals there and all were delicious.


The next day's weather was equally glorious. We went to the Leprachaun Museum. That was a fun diversion. Spent most of the day walking around, going to the National Gallery, walking the riverfront, Trinity College and St. Stephen's Green and trying to find the Little Musuem of Dublin. We found it just as it closed. Because of the warm weather, it seemed every young man around the age of 20 walked around without their shirts; all the young girls were laying out for a tan. We walked around Temple Bar and ended up at the Porterhouse for Guiness. Then we went to Legends where they have spiggots at the table for your beer and Irish dancing, but was a bit too touristy for us. Jet lag and lack of sleep at the hotel were catching up, so it was an early night.


Next: North Leitrim/Sligo


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I haven't been to dublin yet and i am planning on vacation there next year. i was wondering if you could suggest any places like a river ,lake ,or any places to get wet or swim

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