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Snaps from Bayside & Dún Laoghaire

Boats in Dún Loaghaire, Ireland // Ella Was Here

Last week I went on a citytrip to Dublin with a friend. She had just finished her exams and I was in need of a few days out to relax, so we decided to go to Dublin. We stayed at this lovely Airbnb in Bayside, not far from the Dublin city centre. The lady whose house we stayed in, made us breakfast every morning (she even made us fresh scones!). She was always in for a chat and would gladly answer our questions about our stay in Dublin. I would highly recommend staying with her if you’re in Dublin any time soon.

Since we’ve both been there before, we didn’t do the big touristy stuff. And therefore I did not take a lot of pictures in the city centre. I did take pictures in Bayside and Dún Laoghaire which I will be sharing here. Both towns are so gorgeous (in my opinion anyway) and definitely worth a visit. You can take the Dart to both. So if you are in Dublin for a few days, the towns are still within reach.

Bayside

Bayside promenade, Ireland // Ella Was Here

Promenade in Bayside, near Dublin - Ella Was Here

Villas along the Bayside promenade, Ireland // Ella Was Here

Dart train station Bayside, Ireland // Ella Was Here

If you end up in Bayside I would suggest taking a walk on the promenade. The view is breath-taking! Wear a sweater when you go because the wind is strong. Even though we had 24°C when we were there, we had it rather cold on the promenade.

Dún Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire port, Ireland // Ella Was Here

Boats in Dún Loaghaire, Ireland // Ella Was Here

Dún Laoghaire from pier, Ireland // Ella Was Here

fence on Dún Laoghaire pier, Dublin, Ireland

View of Dún Laoghaire coast, Ireland // Ella Was Here

Lifebuoy Dún Laoghaire pier near Dublin, Ireland // Ella Was Here

There are plenty of things to do in Dún Laoghaire but the pier is definitely a must-visit! You can walk all the way down and even go get yourself an ice cream if the weather is good enough. The first time we came to Dublin we stayed in a hotel in Dún Laoghaire. It was amazing to wake up to such a gorgeous view every morning.

The towns on the outskirts of Dublin are a little underrated. I loved it and would definitely go again. Ireland is a beautiful country and I really want to explore more of it!

What’s your dream holiday destination?

Love, Ella

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  • This place looks beautiful and I love your photos ^-^

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

    • Thank you, I loved it!

  • I was thinking of heading over that way for my birthday in September. Nice recommendations.

    Buckets & Spades

    • It’s perfect for a little trip!

  • I would love to see more of Ireland as I’ve never been. When I learn to drive I would love to get the ferry over and just drive around!

    Love Hayley,

    Water Painted Dreams

    • That’s a really good idea, sounds like a great road trip!

  • Maja

    Great pics! Sometimes it’s great to get lost in places less popular and staying away in quiet ones instead. I’ve never been to Dublin (anywhere in Ireland actually) but it’s definitely on my list of travel-places 🙂 xx Maja

    http://majasmuffin.blogspot.com

    • I loved it :), hope you end up going there one day!

  • Ayre

    that is gorgeous. you have a great eye for photography!

    Ayre

    • hihi, thank you! I am definitely trying to improve my photography skills. And I really enjoy doing so!

  • Gorgeous photos! So many places are so underrated it’s a shame.

    I’m not leaving for any more holidays this summer since I’m trying to save up and I work every day of the week. But I’m moving to Australia for a little while in October so that’s exciting ha

    Xxx
    Naomi in Wonderland

    • haha, yes, that’s my ultimate dream (well, move to New Zealand actually) but I really want to go to Australia as well!

  • Looks like a fun trip, hope you had a lovely time! Would love to visit someday xx

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

    • I had thank you!

  • The pier seems very lovely indeed, thanks for sharing these great pictures!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    • It was very lovely, the first time I went to the pier it was winter. And really cold/windy. This time the weather was so much better!

  • Nice blog Ella, with some great pics. Glad you had a nice time in Dublin and I hope you manage to return for another visit soon.

    • I definitely will in the next few years. I am not sure if it’ll be any time soon. There are so many great places on my to visit list!

  • Tania Pryer

    It looks so nice there! Great photos 🙂 Tania xx taniamichele.blogspot.co.uk

    • It was, we had great weather which definitely helped make the photos more beautiful 🙂

  • Wow these photos of Dublin are really nice 😀 I haven’t been to Dublin for a couple of years now but I have a lot of family over in Ireland so hopefully I’ll be able to go back and see Dublin again soon. I am going to Brussels though in a few weeks and I’m using Airbnb too for the first time! Glad you had a great time in Ireland.

    Ali 🙂
    http://alicaitrin.blogspot.co.uk

    • Oh that’s great, welcome to my home country! If you have the time, do go on a day trip to Ghent, you’ll love it!