The Perfect Pint
A celebration just took place at the Guinness Museum in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday! It was the 70th birthday of Lady Miranda Iveagh, the widow of Benjamin Guinness, Lord Iveagh.
This story specifically grabbed my attention because it brought back memories of when I was in Ireland last March. Dublin was honestly one of my favorite places that I traveled while I was in Europe. It’s such a great place, with tons of history. You can’t forget about the accents either. I could listen to Irish men talk all day long.
Anyways, all of the Guinness family members gathered on the top floor of the museum to celebrate Lady Iveagh’s birthday. This floor has floor to ceiling windows that looks over all of Dublin. It is quite breathtaking.
One of my favorite parts of the Guinness Museum is the floor where you can pour your own ‘Perfect Pint’. First, your instructed on exactly how to pour a pint of Guinness by a professional. Then, you get to try it yourself, leaving just the perfect amount of foam in the glass. At the end, you are awarded a certificate stating that you can pour the perfect Guinness Pint. Super cute. Below is a picture of a quote found is inside the Guinness Museum.
We also ate at the Guinness Restaurant upstairs, but I could hardly finish my Guinness. It truly is a beer that requires a certain taste. One that I picture a big burly man drinking. It tastes a lot like coffee and is extremely filling. Below is a picture of the Guinness gates.
While we were in Dublin we went on a pub crawl that was hosted by Trinity College. We had a tour guide and everything. The bars and the history are just phenomenal. And what’s best is, they drink like Americans! It was an experience I definitely won’t forget. Below is a picture of the famous Temple Bar.
In order to get the full experience, we decided to test our luck in a Hostel. I know what you’re thinking, a hostel? As in the horror movie? We slept in a large room that was sectioned off into parts. Each part had four bunk beds inside, which was perfect because I was with three other girls. Our hostel experience was a positive one. The only negative comment I have is that there was ONE light switch for the entire room. So, when you were trying to sleep at 4am and you had people coming in, slapping the light on and off, it was a tid bit hard to sleep.
I’ll never forget laying in bed, looking out at the moon that caste a light over my bed, and heard the sound of old men singing at the Jameson Pub that was right next door. It was truly like something you see in the movies. After each song they would all laugh and you could hear the clang of their glasses as they cheered in unison. Still gives me goosebumps.
Anyone that is looking to travel to Ireland, I highly recommend it! I can’t wait to go back one day. And if you do decide to go and take a little adventure, I can give you the name of a great hostel to stay at
THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW CAB