Some head to Dublin for the architecture, museums and literary haunts. Sure, they are worth checking out if you’re keen to brave the weather in January, but the highlight at this time of year is undoubtedly the welcoming, great craic locals and heading to the Guinness Storehouse to learn to love the black stuff. It’s a cliché for sure, but one that lives up to its hype. Not a bad city for the lash / partying either . . .
This will be one of my shortest entries because I only visited for a weekend, don’t think I can do the city itself justice, nor add any particular killer tips. Only recommendation is the Storehouse. Its fascinating to learn how the stout is made with the intricacies of the barrels, the ingredients, the roasting and even the different marketing campaigns they’ve used over the years, and then sampling the drink you’ve heard so much about in the top-floor Gravity Bar with its panoramic views of the city. That free drink you receive at the end is one hell of an investment from Guinness considering, if anyone is like me, it’s led to a fan for life