Thursday, 7 July 2011

Travelling about- Dublin


I've been busy, busy, busy applying for jobs since graduating- no luck yet! Will also tweet my results when I get those!

So since leaving my flat in Birmingham (*sob) I've been more or less between North Yorkshire and my boyfriend's in Warwick. I've been living out of a suitcase for a few weeks now so thought I'd show you what I've been up to.

For Chris' birthday I bought us a trip to Dublin- neither of us had been to Ireland before and I loved it! For some reason I thought it would be more or less like England but it had a real continental feel to it and there are loads of independent shops, restaurants and cafes- I only saw one Starbucks.

The best day for me was a trip to the Guinness factory, followed by many more pints of the black stuff into the night!

The view from the glass bar at the top of the factory
Playsuit- Blue Rinse, Leather jacket- Topshop, Bag- vintage, charity shop

My poor attempt at a Guinness 'tache- just looks like I have a mucky face!

There were a few vintage/handmade/quirky shops in the city centre. The first I came across was The Harlequin.

Unfortunately, there were big signs around the shop stating, 'NO PHOTOS'- so I have none. Though this isn't a great loss as I would not recommend this one anyway. The Harlequin (13 Castle Market) is bloody expensive! Though apparently there were some offers on upstairs; though with the boyf tugging on my sleeve I left to explore elsewhere.

The 'Antiques Quarter' on Francis St. was a bit of a let down. I passed a shut down vintage shop (boo!) then mainly overpriced antique shops. I popped into a few that looked promising (ones piled high with all sorts of junk to rummage through) though the prices were seriously too high- I guess that's what you can expect in a capital city.

This one was interesting...

Industry sells old, industrial-type items and re-markets them as trendy pieces for the home.

Pretty cool stuff, you need a pretty heavy wallet to get a look in though. I'm not sure you can make out the price of these metal filing draws below, but I think they were around 1200!

I also spotted another vintage shop, with little time to get back to the hotel and then to the airport. I've searched high and low to find the name of this one- but can't. If anyone recognises it, do let me know! It was by the film institute I think...



  1. Guinness factory, too cool! What a brilliant time to spend your time in Ireland, haha. Those vintage shops look lovely, too. x

  2. cute dress you are wearing, perfect with tights.

  3. I live in Dublin, I think that the last vintage store might be 9 Crow street, very good one at that x

  4. You got so many points here, that's why i love reading your post. Thank you so much!

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