Places I'd visit personally if I ever went to Dublin

Have you ever been to Dublin? If not, me neither, and before now I didn't really know all that much about Irelands capital either. Though, with the help of Hotel Direct and their Dublin city guide I have been researching and having a little read up about what I should expect from a visit to Dublin if I were to ever go.

And so, here are my top 3 things to do whilst in Dublin that really stood out to me and my own (slightly freaky if number 1 is anything to go by) personality..

1. Glasnevin cemetery museum

I know, I know.. it can be perceived as a little strange that my number 1 thing to do in Dublin would be to visit a cemetery! But really I have a thing about them, I find them so historical and therefore very interesting. It's a little strange I guess but I've been like it for years.

Glasnevin is home to an estimated 1.5 million burials, yeah, you did just read that figure right! That's such an insane number isn't it?! Reading about it on google and on trip advisor just makes me more and more fascinated by it! I will absolutely be visiting Glasnevin if we do ever find ourselves in Dublin!

2. Dublin Zoo

Being the huge animal lover that I am, of course I'd have to schedule in a little visit to see the animals of Dublin, and Dublin Zoo seems to be the place to go! I've read reviews that say that at Dublin Zoo the animals truly come first, and is home to many healthy, content looking animals who live in big open enclosures. And obviously hearing that is something that brings a rather big smile to my face!

I know some animal lovers have 'things' about zoos but I don't see it myself. As long as the animals have lots of room and are happy, healthy and well looked after that's all that really matters! Zoos do so much to protect animals these days and have so many important conservation programs, so I'm all for them and would happily spend a day wandering around Dublins zoo watching and learning about all of the different animals.

3. Number 29, ESB Georgian House Museum

I do like a bit of a nosey around someone elses house and even more so when there's a bit of history thrown into the mix too. At Number 29 Fitzwilliam street lower the house has been carefully restored to its original condition from the early 1800s and the Dublin Museum Service has provided a large range of interesting and original Georgian exhibits for the whole house. You start in the basement and work your way up to the attic to get a real feel of what Georgian living would have been like. As a person who is not only very interested in history but also very nosey when it comes to looking around houses, I can't imagine a better way to spend a few hours of my time then to take a tour around number 29!

Have you ever been to Dublin? If so where do you recommend to visit to?

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  1. Haven't been to Dublin for about 16 years!! The Cemetery fascinates me too....my younger brother got chased by the geese at Dublin Zoo when we were little!