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Monday, 23 February 2015

Come Fly With Me: Dublin Edition

This weekend we went to DUBLIN! It was my housemates 21st birthday and 10 of us decided to take the trip to Dublin. We had an amazing time, and obviously the Irish accent is the icing on top.

Friday 13th February


Okay so we were flying on Friday 13th, I get slightly nervous flying as it is, so the boys of the group teasing us that the plane would crash was not helping the situation. Despite this we were crazy excited, we had a drink at the airport (yes only one, students can't afford airport prices) and set off on our way to Dublin.


We started drinking on the coach on the way to the hotel, doing shots on the back of the coach.. always classy. We then got to the hotel, rushed to get changed (whilst cramming in as much alcohol as possibly, obviously) and headed out for the evening at about 12am.


We wandered the cobbled Dublin streets and found the most beautiful little bar I've ever seen. If you've seen p.s. I Love You, it was literally just like that, I couldn't have been happier. We squeezed our way towards the bar and got a round of Guinness, then danced our little hearts out to the two gorgeous Irish men playing guitar and singing disney songs (living the dream).


Then came the only down point of the holiday, I reached into my bag and found my purse had disappeared. The bouncers were so helpful and managed to find it, but by then it had been emptied of money. I was just pleased I still had my cards and my purse, although I was about €50 down, I was determined not to let it ruin my night. So I just decided to forget about it and enjoy my night!

Saturday 14th February 


Amazingly I woke up without a hangover! We'd only had about 3 hours sleep, but I think the excitement kept us going! We all got ready and headed out to explore Dublin.


We'd eaten a huge lunch as TGIs and walked through the centre of Dublin then found another cute Irish bar. I instantly fell in love with the guitar player who greeted us with, 'Hello folks, come in and make yourselves at home'... my heart melted. 

He was gorgeous and ginger (yeah, I have a weird thing for gingers) and whilst the boys watched rugby, I watched him (probably whilst drooling).


It was time to head out again for our last night in Dublin. Now I have to be honest, the second night wasn't as good as the first. The birthday boy wanted to go to a club so we headed to Hanover Street (I think?) to find a place to go. 

It was an enjoyable night, but you could have been in England, it didn't have the lovely Irish charm to it! I think my favourite bit was in the taxi on the way home singing at the top of our voices to Daniel Powter - Bad Day (absolute tune).

Sunday 15th February


We'd just got home and our taxi to the airport was at 5:30am, so like the crazy kids we are, we decided to stay up until then. We had a lovely/half drunk chat in our rooms before heading off to the airport. 


We were knackered by this point, 3 hours sleep over the whole weekend had definitely caught up with us. We literally fell asleep as soon as we got on the plane and didn't wake up until we bumped onto the ground.


We arrived back at our lovely little home in Nottingham and headed straight to our rooms to sleep forever.

Dublin was absolutely amazing, I had the best weekend with the best people. Loved it!
Have you been anywhere exciting recently?

elise rose




  1. This is a great post, I'd love to have been able to go away with my house mates. Seems like it was lots of fun! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award over on my blog :) Rebecca | xx

    1. Thank you, it was so much fun! Aw thanks so much, I'll get right on that now!


  2. Oh goodness, this post has made me so excited for my own trip to Ireland! I leave next weekend! I hope I enjoy it as much as you did!

    1. Aw I'm jealous of you! Definitely go into some Irish bars/pubs, they will be better than you imagined, I hope you have a great time!



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