Thursday 10 December 2015

My Dublin Bucket List

So last week on the 1st of December I celebrated my 11 year anniversary in Dublin. My way of celebrating was to get a 7ft Christmas tree that takes up half the space in my living room and to decorate it with Mr. FFID while drinking a Christmas craft beer (Santa Paws by Brew Dog). 

Last year I wrote a blog post on how I love Dublin but this year I wanted to do something different. I've been here a while and because I've always known I would never leave I actually haven't done or seen many things in the Irish capital. I'm not a tourist anymore, this is my city but I feel like I should explore it a little more. So, I've decided to compile a Dublin bucket list. 

I'm hoping this will come in handy whenever I'm not really inspired at the weekend and unsure about what to do. I'll be able to go back to this list and hopefully tick off everything in 2016, that's my little challenge!  So have a look at the list and let me know if you have any suggestions on what I should add. I've also included some of the things I've already done but I'm sure I forgot some obvious ones.

See the Book of Kells
Visit the Guinness Storehouse
Eat a Dublin coddle
Go to a show in the Gaiety 
Visit Kilmainham Goal
Go to Johnnie Fox's
Visit the Old Jameson Distillery
Run the Dublin half-marathon
Visit the Little Museum of Dublin
Listen to trad music in the Cobblestones
See a U2 concert
Go on the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
See Glen Hansard and friends busking on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve
Visit the Teeling Whiskey distillery
Eat at the Greenhouse
Go to a show in the Abbey Theatre
See a GAA match
Eat in Chapter One
Visit the Áras an Uachtaráin
Go to a show in the Olympia
See a rugby match between France and Ireland
Eat in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (only 2 star Michelin restaurant in Ireland)
Visit the National Botanic Gardens
Visit the Dublin Zoo
Join a guided tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral
Visit the Glasnevin cemetery 
Visit the National Gallery of Ireland
Visit the Irish museum of Modern Art
See the deers in the Phoenix Park
Go to a show in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Visit Jeanie Johnston tall ship and famine museum
Got to a show in the Gate
Eat at Thornton's
See the Samuel Beckett Bridge open
Visit the Dublin Writers museum
Visit the National Museum of Ireland
Pay a visit to St. Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church
Kayaking on the Liffey
Swimming at the 40 foot

How about you? What's on your Dublin bucket list?