I am fascinated by streetart. I am fascinated by the fact that there are people out there who can paint the most beautiful paintings, sometimes in the matter of minutes, with a message that makes all of the spectators think. I am fascinated by the cities that are so colorful that you don’t even know where to look first. And on top of that, those cities don’t even know how picturesque they are.
Today, I want to introduce you to a city I was able to call home for a bit: Dublin. People might not think of Dublin when they are thinking about the best street art cities around, but it still has great art around that shouldn’t be missed. And great artists.
For me, Dublin is a pretty underrated place in Europe. People don’t really visit that city because they focus on cities like Berlin, London, Paris or Amsterdam. Even when I moved there, not a lot of people were able to say “Oh, I’ve been there, you should do this or that”. So for everyone out there, who hasn’t been so far, let me tell you: It’s worth it. It might not have the beach like Barcelona or the cute French cafés like Paris or the great night life like Berlin but it does have a lot to offer.
Here are a few things you should know, for everyone who’s planning on visiting Dublin in the future.
I never really was the biggest Pizza fan. Whenever I went to an Italian restaurant I got Pasta and I can’t even explain why. Pizza just never made it on the decision list.
Lately, I start realising that I actually really do like Pizza. And there are a few places I could definitely recommend to you around Dublin. But let’s start with the first one which might be a bit “different”.
Living in Ireland has a really big advantage: Everything is so close that you can explore the whole country with the help of daytrips. On my birthday a month ago, I really wanted to go to the seaside and enjoy a nice walk on the beach. I mean, when you live so close to the ocean, why not take advantage of it?
So my roommate gave me the recommendation to go to Killiney.
Killiney is just around 30 minutes by DART away from Dublin (there’s a DART station at Victoria Street and one at Connolly Street, so one on the Southside and one on the Northside).
Once we drove into Killiney I was speechless for a second. These cliffs full of different greens and flowers in yellow or violet and then this endless ocean!
Like most of you might now, I currently live in Dublin, Ireland to do my MA in Journalism and PR. Even though the course is pretty tough and I am working hard, I try to squeeze in a bit of “Sightseeing” around Ireland, not only Dublin.
So just this weekend I was traveling around Ireland a bit and I thought I might give you some insights and definitely photos about the places I’ve seen around this beautiful, green country so far.
I decided to start a new category, because I feel like I will never be able to write just one blogpost about the cities I(‘ve) live(d) in, because you just find so many great places you want to tell people about when you’re there for longer. So here’s my first post for my new category Hometown Favourites: My favourite Dublin bakery.
Like already mentioned on my Facebook page, I recently travelled to Northern Ireland, more concretely to Belfast.
When I met a friend a few months ago, who just travelled Ireland, he told me it would be fine to just skip Belfast and spend more time in other parts of (Northern) Ireland. Even though I considered taking his advice, I decided to see myself what Belfast is about. And to be honest, I liked it. (I feel like I say that about every city, but that’s because I think everything has a beauty in itself. But that’s a topic for a whole new blogpost.)
I only spend around 2 (and a half) days in Belfast, so of course I didn’t see all of it. But here are some of my highlights I’d recommend you to do and some things I unfortunately didn’t have the time to explore enough.