The Airbnb team departed from the serene Inveresk House in Edinburgh and soon arrived on the doorstep of a modernly renovated Irish hunting lodge in Dublin. Our days were limited but the weather cooperated and we quickly felt as lucky as the Irish do. For a wee bit of advice on the “what to do’s” of Dublin check out our recap below!
A treat to eat: Anything from Queen of Tarts
If you have been watching our EuroTour videos on airbnb.com/eurotour you may have noticed Lisa’s fondness of sweets. She was not exaggerating when she exclaimed, “this is heaven!” While everything was delicious (and we sampled A LOT), our favorite savoury tart flavor was oven roasted tomato and goat cheese. Since skipping dessert is blasphemous, we suggest you indulge in the chocolate, almond, and pear tart!
A sight to see: Devitts
Guinness, toasted sandwiches (grilled cheese and ham), and live Irish folk music take center stage at this traditional Irish pub. Despite a growing club scene in Dublin, there remains a young demographic keen on keeping Irish history alive and here you can stomp to the beat right along with them.
A host to meet: Louise and Mark (and Anna)
Louise has been hosting travelers in various apartments for years and her hospitality is second to none. Tea and shortbread cookies welcomed us after an early morning flight from Edinburgh. Her 6 year old daughter gave us the grand tour while Louise and her husband directed us towards town and gave us tips on where to eat. Keep watching AirTV for their upcoming episode and others from around the world!
When traveling through Europe stop over in Dublin to sample authentic hospitality, a bit of history, and, of course, a Guinness. Keep up with our European Tour at airbnb.com/eurotour and see if we are coming to a city near you!