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An adventurous girl cooks, eats and explores in Europe.

Category Archives: Ireland

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Marsh’s Library

Next to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is Marsh’s Library, an old library full of old books. For just  €3, you can see the main room with all the old windows, shelves … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dublin Fun Fact Friday – Following your Irish roots

If you are visiting Dublin and are of Irish descent, you may want to make a trip to the National Archives. Not too far out from the tourist district and … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: BYOBag

Heading to a grocery store? Make sure you bring a bag! Irish grocery stores do not provide bags for you when checking out. They do sell bags- for just under … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Arthur’s Day

Anyone in Ireland and a bit hungover this Friday probably knows this, but this Thursday was Arthur’s Day. It is a bit of a made up holiday, starting as a … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Cocktails in Dublin

Cocktails have not been a big deal in Dublin for long and are still fairly limited in many bars. Now there is definitely a new scene emerging for cocktails and … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dublin Fun Fact: Temple Bar Food Market

Every Saturday morning, there is a food market in Temple Bar at Meeting House Square. There is a mix of produce, meats, oils and jams, and ready to eat foods … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: National Potato Day

For those of you who are not aware, today is National Potato Day! My first thought was isn’t that every day? However, there is plenty of fun going on through … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: The Temple Bar

Upon moving out here, I had heard a lot about Temple Bar and the Temple Bar area. I assumed that this infamous Temple Bar was one bar with a surrounding … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: The Guinness Storehouse

Out of many places to get a Guinness in Dublin, the most informative is obviously where it is made. The Guinness Storehouse is a very popular tourist spot, but it … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Irish Humor

One thing I have noticed since moving here is that, generally, people tend to be in a good mood. Less people seem to be in a bad mood, or even … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

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