Travel to Dublin, Ireland – Episode 306

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Colm Hanratty from about Dublin, Ireland. Colm has been living, working, and studying in Dublin for the last 17 years.

“Dublin is the gateway to Ireland. It is a very welcoming city. It is a very compact city. You can see the main sites and the more off the beaten track sites in about 3 days. There is good nightlife as I am sure everybody knows as Ireland is famous for its pubs. There is good shopping, the restaurant scene is good. It’s just a lovely city. The main attraction, the Eiffel Tower of Dublin, is the Guinness Storehouse. Funny enough our Eiffel Tower is about alcohol.”

We talk about the best pubs, some of the distant history (Vikings, the book of Kells), and recent history. We also talk about a couple of day trips from Dublin.

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Show Notes
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar, Dublin
National Museum of Ireland
National Gallery
St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin Tour
Book of Kells
Trinity College Library, Dublin
Jameson Irish Whiskey
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The Pubs – Kehoe’s
The Pubs – Stag’s Head
O’Donoghues Bar
Hostels in Dublin – Avalon House
Generator Hostels – Dublin
Dublin Hostel Bar
Dylan Hotel
Colin Farrell
W. B. Yeats
Merrion Square
Dublin Castle
Grafton Street


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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

One Response to “Travel to Dublin, Ireland – Episode 306”

Simon Salter


Hi Chris and Colm,

A very enjoyable podcast about a fantastic city. I visited Dublin for my stag do in 2005 and experienced many of the attractions talked about, including the Temple Bar area (obviously being a stag do), the Viking Duck tour and also went to a Gaelic football match at Croke Park, a great atmosphere and a superb finale to fun packed weekend.

I have added the link to The Travel Bloggers Guide to Ireland. Looking forward to the next show.

Kind regards, Simon

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