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#johannaktravels – Dublin

written by Joanne December 8, 2015

I graduated from the Irish Management Institute in Dublin recently and so when planning my stay in the city I decided to make the weekend out of it as I knew a lot of my classmates would be around.

I bought  my graduation dress in River Island, you can only see some of it in the photo below, but I really liked it as it was comfortable and not too tight. Here is the link to buy it which gives you a better idea of the style. I think for graduations where you are wearing a gown it’s good to wear block colours as they stand out against the black gown and my tip would be to avoid patterns where necessary.  I didn’t want to wear black either as I think the dress would disappear under cloak.

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Had a post-graduation lunch in Jamie’s Italian in Dundrum which I love!  I always try to go there when I’m in Dublin.

 

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We did the 12 pubs on Baggot Street on Friday night in the middle of Storm Desmond – an interesting experience to say the least as we were running from pub to pub in gale force winds and lashing rain.

The Baggot Street mile is one of the best known pub crawl routes in Dublin. We started on Upper Baggot Street in Searsons but if I were to do it again I would actually recommend starting on lower Baggot Street as the bars are closer to each other. Once you have finished you end up on Stephens Green.

 

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Despite the awful weather I managed to check out St. Patricks Cathedral on the Saturday which was something I had wanted to see for a while. The interior of the cathedral is stunning with gorgeous tiled floors and impressive Neo-Gothic architecture.

 

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Then I had a catch-up with an old friend in the Science Gallery Café on Pearse St. There are cool science/psychology exhibits which you can check out before sitting down for a bite to eat 🙂

 

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For dinner on Sat a trip to Wagamamas had to be made – the duck ramen is delish. Yes you are seeing a pattern here, I ate my way around Dublin…

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On Sat night as our hostel The Times Hostel was near Camden Street we decided to stay around this area and spend the night in Devitts and Flannery’s.

I had been following the blog of French Foodie in Dublin for a while and so was excited to try out some of her recommendations. Brother Hubbard on Capel Street near the river Liffey was the perfect spot for some breakfast on Sunday morning and I had the Middle Eastern Plate; a vegetarian option which consisted of hummous, salad, olives, feta cheese, hard-bolied egg and sourdough bread.

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I would have loved to have a few more days to spend in Dublin, there is so much to do and see like the boutique/ shops around Temple Bar, the Guinness Storehouse and tons of spots to eat. I think I will be there again in January with work so looking forward to ticking a few more items off my list!

 

Johanna xx

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