Why You Should Visit Dublin in January | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 81

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I'm heading to Dublin in January! What? Why would I do that?

I am thrilled to share that I am returning to Temple Bar TradFest for a second year! I'll be sharing the sights and sounds of Dublin live across my social accounts from January 21 – January 28, 2020.

Dublin in January - Vintage Tea Tours bus, Temple Bar TradFest, Pipes & Drums, Christchurch Cathedral

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Why Visit Dublin in January

Do you want to join the craic? Today I'll dig into what you can expect from Temple Bar TradFest, tips for exploring Dublin, my favorite Dublin tours, easy day trips from Dublin that you might want to consider, and I will finish with why Dublin- and Ireland- are terrific January getaways.

(1:58) Temple Bar TradFest

The Temple Bar in Temple Bar, Dublin
It may be colder but the ability to walk down the cobbled streets of Temple Bar without fighting your way through a crowd is priceless.

This is Ireland's largest festival of traditional music – 5 nights of live performances in the heart of Dublin. January 22-26, 2020

All the tips to plan your trip to Temple Bar TradFest

About some of the TradFest venues– podcast

Learn more about Temple Bar in Dublin – podcast

Considering Temple Bar TradFest?
Tell me how best I can help you plan your trip in this 3 question survey!

(6:50) What to Do in Dublin Beyond TradFest

Kitty, a 1964 Routemaster double-decker bus. Vintage Tea Tours, Dublin
Kitty, a 1964 Routemaster double-decker bus. Once used to navigate London, now a merry tour through Dublin with Vintage Tea Trips

Dublin is an incredible city and you won't lack for things to do!

Dublin is very walk-able. More tips on how to get around in Dublin.

Dublin's top visitor experiences: Guinness Storehouse, Book of Kells, EPIC Irish Emigration Museum, Temple Bar, and Grafton Street.

My tip: buy the Dublin Pass to save time and money!

My favorite tours in Dublin: Musical History Tour with Fiona Dalton (listen to the podcast), Vintage Tea Trips (listen to the podcast), Irish Food Trail (often partners with Temple Bar TradFest).

(14:45) Day Trips from Dublin

The Monastic City of Glendalough. Ireland vacation tips. Travel in Ireland.
One of the best views of Glendalough in County Wicklow is found along the pathway beyond the visitor centre.

No car required!

Even though days are short you can still get in a great day trips from Dublin in January!

Glendalough, Malahide, Kilkenny, Galway, and Belfast (listen to this podcast for more information)

(16:37) Visiting Ireland in January

Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, after a snow storm
The Holy Mountain of Croagh Patrick after a snow storm

It's not as cold as you think it might be!

Flights and accommodations cost less. Tips for finding flight to Ireland.

The crowds are smaller!

Tips for visiting Ireland in January

Dublin Airport tips

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The Temple Bar - Dublin in January
Dublin in January- Temple Bar TradFest, the Temple Bar, Vintage Tea Tours bus

(20:13) Thanks for Listening!

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