It was barely even a full day. We arrived around noon on Sunday after getting an early morning bus from Galway. Our plane back to Glasgow wasn't set to leave until around 7 in the morning on Monday so our plan was to wander around Dublin for the day and then try to get a few hours sleep at the hostel we booked before leaving at 3 am the next day. After dropping our bags off at the hostel we walked to the temple bar district in search of some late lunch. In such a short time we knew there was only so much we could see, so we approached the day with only the intention to have a good bite to eat, maybe pop into a few shops, walk the streets, and stroll around the beautiful and historic Trinity College campus. Look below for a list of food spots, shops, and information on the hostel we stayed at, which we quite liked.
To Eat & Shop:
The Pepper Pot Cafe - quirky cafe in Powerscourt Towns Centre, their mismatched teacups and saucers are charming and their roast pear, bacon, and Mount Callan cheddar is yum.
Considered by Helen James - cafe in the Creative Quarter on Drury Street which on top of serving hot drinks, baked goods, and savory salads options, you can browse designer Helen James selection of kitchenware (I love kitchen goodies).
Kaph - next door to Considered is this contemporary spot serving speciality coffees for relatively cheap, also 1 euro madeleines!
Sheridan's Cheesemonger - cheese on cheese on cheese.
Fallon & Byrne - grocery store/deli/wine bar/restaurant, lovely building and worth a quick visit.
Murphy's Ice Cream - artisan ice cream shop on Wicklow St serving naturally handmade ice cream with Irish inspired flavors, such as Dingle sea salt or Irish coffee.
Industry & Co. - lifestyle store and cafe, Onni and I basically wandered around the store and imagined furnishing our dream apartment.
Onni and I booked two beds in 6 person all girls room at the Generator hostel, though we barely spent anytime in the hostel, and had about 3 hours of sleep in total, it was overall a good experience and definitely the kind of place we would look into staying at in one of their various locations including Paris, Venice, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam. Clean, stylish, quirky, with a bar and restaurant on site, a potentially reliable option for future travels.