I just got done booking reservations for our first couple nights in Dublin. We are scheduled to arrive in Dublin mid-morning on Wednesday, September 5th. The plan is to stay in Dublin at least until Saturday morning.
On Friday morning, Brian and I have an orientation session with USIT. USIT is the co-sponsor of Bunac’s Work in Ireland Program and is, “Ireland’s student, youth & independent travel specialists, offering cheap flights from Dublin, Cork & Shannon, accommodation, car hire, insurance, work abroad programmes & working visas.” From what I understand, USIT will point us in the direction of finding employment / housing for the duration of our stay in Ireland.
For the three nights we’ll be in Dublin, we will be staying at Barnacles Temple Bar House. We’ll be in a 10 person, dormitory style room. This will be my first (but definitely not last) hostel experience! It should be an interesting stay to say the least. The hostel is located in the Temple Bar district of Dublin and is right on the River Liffey. The Temple Bar district – with its medieval street pattern and narrow cobbled streets – is a spot popular to tourists and full of nightlife. I would venture to guess Brian and I will not have to walk to far to find a pint of Guinness.