Hello readers!

My time here at Fota Island Resort, a 5 Star hotel with Golf course Ireland is going so fast! Last week was a really busy so when the weekend came I couldn’t be more excited! After work we took a bus to Dublin. I was looking forward to a great weekend with my friends and celebrating my birthday.

A weekend is a little bit too short time to visit Dublin. The City is big with a lot of things to do and places to see. I’m a really bad navigator so it was hard for me to try to get to know your way around the city. On Friday evening I found myself lost trying to find my way back to my hostel… There is a huge needle shaped tower in the centre of Dublin. The Spire is the perfect landmark but it doesn’t help if you’re walking to the wrong direction. After a restless night sleep I was thrilled to see the city in daylight.

On Saturday morning the sun was shining and we took a walk around the city area and did some shopping on the famous Grafton Street. Of course I didn’t waist any time using my birthday as an excuse for buying new shoes!

One of the most famous places in Dublin is the Temple Bar area where you will find a lot of pubs, bars and nightclubs but it’s also the home of artist studios and small art productions. I was told beforehand that the Temple bar area is mostly visited by tourists and you can’t find the proper Irish atmosphere from there. I have to agree with some of that. The places around the area are overpriced and you really don’t get that welcoming feeling from there. The best part of the area was the highly talented streets performers who entertained us with singing, playing instruments and posing as human statues.

On Saturday evening we had the party and went listening to some live music and it was great! I was glad to see my friends after a long time and we had a great time in Dublin but I was really happy to return to my home in Cork!

Next weekend I’m staying at the 5 Star Wedding Hotel Cork and I’m really hoping that it would already be Sunday! 26th of February is finally the day for Fota Island Resort Wedding Showcase. Hope you will join us for this fun day! You still have time to sign up using our online application form or you can call the resort +353 (0)21 488 3700.

We have some more exciting wedding related news from Monday’s WeddingsOnline.ie Awards where Fota Island Resort won the award of Best Wedding Venue Hotel in Munster!

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🙂 Jatta