Ireland Travel

An Exotic Easter Weekend …. in Ireland

April 8, 2015

For the Easter weekend, I brushed the dust off my passport and jetted off to Ireland with the Beard. Both of us were invited to spend Saturday night in the city of Waterford for my friend Kate’s 30th birthday. The plan was to meet our chums Claire, Noel and James in Dublin and drive with them down to Waterford for the night. But with it being the Easter hols (the Beard and I booked a staycation from work) we decided to stay an extra night in Ireland and explore Dublin a little. I’ve been twice before, but I always end up painfully hungover, far too ruined to go out exploring. So this time was to be different!

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However, I have learnt my lesson to NEVER book a 6.30am flight from Stanstead EVER again. 6.30am flights mean 5am arrivals. 5am arrivals means getting a 4am bus. And getting that 4am bus means getting up at 3am to order  a cab at 20 past. BUT, it did mean seeing a beautiful sunrise from above the clouds…

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Once we had arrived in Dub, caught up with the chums and had a cuppa, it was time to set off on a little road trip…

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We stopped off in the seaside town of Wexford to take in the sunshine and have a spot of lunch, nom nom nom…

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That night it was Party-a-go-go as more than 50 of us celebrated Kate’s 30th with plenty of Prosecco, Cider, and homemade Birthday cake. I cannot describe how yummy it was….

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There was plenty of dancing and posing…

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And we even watched Kate beat the heck out of a Pinata, and then all suffered a massive sugar rush after eating Refresher bars and haribo…

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The next morning Kate’s parent’s put on quite the spread for us, soothing all those nasty hangovers…

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It was such a gorgeous morning (well, afternoon) so we moved the breakfast (well, late brunch) outside to the garden…

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After sausages, bacon, eggs, cheese and toast, we tucked into Fresh coffee and bread rolls that the Waterford folk call a ‘Blah’ (or something like that)…

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Later that day we returned to Dublin where the Beard and I said goodbye to our friends (sad face) and headed into Dublin city to check into our apartment and have a wander…

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For our Easter Sunday dinner we opted for American over a traditional English (or Irish) Sunday Roast…

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It was all about that meat, bout’ that meat, no veggies! (The hangover insisted!)

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We headed back to our Dub apartment and settled in for an early night to ensure we would wake up sober and hangover free, ready to explore…

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After doing a little research we chose to eat at popular breakfast hot spot Metro Cafe, BUT it seemed like every man and his dog had conjured up the same plan and the place had a queue out the door. Being on a strict schedule we couldn’t really wait around so popped over to Taste cafe…

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Taste cafe was NO dissapointment…

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My pancakes were incredible, and I drizzled these bad boys myself, covering them in maple syrup and salted caramel (salted caramel on pancakes should be mandatory!)

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After Breakfast we headed to St Stephen’s Green…

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This was my third time in Ireland. Each visit has been spectacularly Sunny and this one didn’t let us down. The weather was gorgeous, making the city of Dublin even more beautiful…

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Couldn’t resist a bit of Water Fountain posing…

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Or a pretty photo of Irish blossom…

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Or getting lost down, what looked like, Diagon Alley…

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But soon, after a day of exploring, it was time to say ‘Goodbye Ireland, No Worries’ and board a plane back to London…

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How was your Easter weekend?? What did you get upto?

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