Liv Hambrett

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Dublin in the Spring

Last Friday we left Germany and went to Monisteraki, Athens. This week, we’re going to Dublin. Why? It’s Friday and as of last week every Friday I’m taking you out of Germany and depositing you elsewhere, until I run out of places I’ve visited (at which point I may just start making it up). Plus I wanted to give you the chance to read about the worst hangover I have ever had.

In 2010, as I was shivering in Münster and learning the ins and outs of German governmental procedures (not in pursuit of further education, merely to remain in the country legally) a friend of mine was doing the same thing in Dublin. We had previously spent the summer (of our lives) together working and drinking cheap wine on Santorini as a prelude to setting up shop in the colder, greyer parts of Northern Europe.

In March of 2011, after a very long and very hard European winter, I jumped on a plane and flew into Dublin to visit my friend and to see Dublin for the first time. What followed was a long weekend that encompassed one of the single worst hangovers I have ever had, a lot of heavy, moorish food, a tantrum in Primark because nothing fit (nothing to do with the moorish food, obviously) and crashing onto a live music stage after my jigging got a bit out of control. The jigging and the hangover were connected.

You can read about it here:

194 Euros: Part 1

194 Euros: Part 2

194 Euros: Part 3

(I recommend a single sitting, just to get a feel for the pace of the weekend.)

Now, enjoy a few snaps of Dublin waking up from a nasty, bitter winter.
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  1. Isa

    23 August, 2013 at 11:30 am

    The Cobblestone on any evening is brilliant – Smithfield, just up from the Jameson Brewery. If you’re not off to Johnny Fox’s and fancy a decent pint, not at Temple Bar prices and away from tourist mayhem, this place comes up trumps. The place is packed on most evenings but is a proper slice of Dublin. The Trad sessions are probably some of the best in Dublin, along with McNeills . Just an idea! Enjoy the ‘cráic’. Don’t forget Mulligan’s – Poolbeg Street – decent pint to chitter chatter, no music.

    1. Liv

      23 August, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      This makes me want to return to Dublin and do a pub crawl!

      1. Isa

        5 September, 2013 at 12:39 pm

        Hadeha. Read your post too quickly and thought you were actually returning last wknd of the 23rd. Ningkumpoop. I bet you thought, why is she writing pub recommendations?! There was some kinda AUssie cricket happening that wknd in Dub.

  2. Isa

    23 August, 2013 at 11:42 am

    ps. if you’Re after different types of beers, ie. not necessarily Guinness, The Blacksheep, Capel St has a really good selection. Brew Dock and Against the Grain are ‘sister’ pubs. There’s also an excellent Whiskey bar round the corner from TC – Boyes.

  3. Isa

    23 August, 2013 at 11:54 am

    pps. it’s Bowes, not Boyes. Darn Red Breast is good. Or smokey Connemara.

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