We have BIG plans this weekend…at home. I.am.so.pumped.
Today, I’m sharing Dublin PART TWO! If you missed PART ONE yesterday, you need to go back and read it HERE so that you’re not behind. We LOVED Dublin! It was the perfect city for kiddos. Just look and see…
…we started off the morning with breakfast at Metro Cafe. Who doesn’t want a cappuccino and eggs to kick start the day?!
It was another beautiful day to be in Ireland!
After breakfast, we walked over to the National Museum of Ireland…where we saw a lot of…
…things that have been taxidermy-ed (I made that word up, but it fits!). Um, this type of stuff is not my jam. Andrew Shull? Fascinated. Me? A little freaked out. I have never in my life seen anything like this before. There were two floors of fish, birds, reptiles and other animals dating back to the late 1800’s. It was INSANE. This museum was free to enter, so we wandered in and stayed a while.
Kensington’s favorite animal is the otter…clearly 😉 .
Y’all. My kids thought this was so cool.
…such a sweet girl!
Everyone played and played! See them? They were having so much fun!
At 12:30, it was time for us to board…
…the Viking Splash Tour. Oh my goodness! This was so much fun!! We bought our tickets earlier that morning (you can buy them online too) and couldn’t wait for our ride. It’s an hour and a half of part bus tour, part boat tour. The “host” Viking that took us on our tour was FANTASTIC! I don’t know where they found this guy, but he was awesome!
When I said “say cheese!”.
On board, everyone got to wear a Viking hat for the tour…
…super fun! The first part of the tour, you drove around and your Viking told you all about the history of the people, sites and buildings in Dublin.
This did not interest Madeley. Side note, how sweet is this picture? It melted my heart.
The second part of the tour, your boat entered the water!
The Viking told the kids to plug their noses in case we sank. Ha!
This was just so much fun! The kids loved it, we learned a lot, and we saw Dublin!
After our tour, we ate a late lunch. It was like 2:30 and we were hungry!
Then, we got gelato! Kensington…this melts me too.
Happy people! We took our ice cream and walked to St. Patrick’s Cathedral…
Ashby at St. Patrick’s!
It was a must-see in Dublin!
But this wasn’t…
We had purchased tickets to go here after…
…because we were told it was a great stop for families. But…
…this is what my kids thought about it. The sweet lady that gave us this tour could not have been nicer (or more well-versed on Dublin!), but it was just boring. We stayed in one room for 15 minutes while she talked and then…
…walked into this room for another 15 minutes. If you’re heading to Dublin, I think you can skip this stop.
After all of that activity, Miss Madeley needed a power nap.
And then she kept sleeping as we made our way to dinner. Friends! We ate at the BEST little restaurant!! It was TINY! I counted and there were only 10 tables in the whole restaurant while we were there. Everyone was eating on top of each other and the kitchen was like RIGHT THERE, but it was so fun!!
Some dominoes at dinner.
We loved you Il Vicoletto! The Italian food was excellent and the atmosphere one of a kind!
Happy girls after a great second day in Dublin!!
Whew! Don’t forget, if you missed the other parts, you can see them here:
Part One: Edinburgh
Part Two: St. Andrews
Part Three: Edinburgh and our flight to Dublin
Part Four: Dublin Day 1
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! Sending you love from my house to yours!!