Ireland has always seemed a little mysterious to me. You grow up hearing about leprechauns and Loch Ness. You watch movies like “A Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara (an old classic TOTALLY worth watching). So, as I was going through my “D” options, Dublin seemed like a great way to explore some of the mythology of Ireland first-hand.
This will be a short blog. I was VERY disappointed. It was my own fault. First – you can’t spend an entire week in Ireland and never leave Dublin. That’s just “D”umb! Dublin seems designed for pub crawls and drinking. I think I outgrew that a couple of years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a good drink, but going from bar-to-bar all night just isn’t my thing anymore. Dublin by day is beautiful if you have one or two days. By the end of the third day I was bored. If I’d had a little extra money I would have rented a car and gone out to see the Irish countryside, but I didn’t. I felt stuck and that made me even more bored. Like I said, it was my own fault. When I tell people about my “ABC Trips” I often says “Don’t Do Dublin.” That’s not really fair. Dublin, for me was dreary and dull. I should probably go back to Ireland sometime. In the meantime, realistically you can’t expect EVERY trip to be amazing and every place you visit to be incredible.