AWOL in Dublin : Expat Life

I have lived in Dublin as an English expat for over four years now. As I prepare to move back to the UK the time seems right to impart some of my learned wisdom on life as an expat. Apart from a firm handshake and a strong backbone, you need patience… Once an expat, always…

Eating out on a Budget in Dublin: Burritos, or Burritos?

Tourists travelling to Dublin to indulge in Irish food and booze may be surprised to see that we are going mad for Burritos. The Mexican craze was no doubt triggered by the recession — burritos are cheap to eat and easy to produce en masse. For just seven yo-yos we can enjoy a trip into the city and dinner with our pals, without…

Dublin Day Trips to Wicklow

There’s no denying Dublin’s great ‘craic’ but even Dubliners need to escape every now and then. If you’re planning on spending more than a weekend in the capital, I would highly recommend you taking the opportunity to stray beyond the city limits and between those Wicklow mountains. Only half an hour’s drive from the city,…

Dining in Dublin @ Darwins

It’s a dog eat dog world, my dears and for those hungry carnivores craving a tasty slab of meat — cooked to perfection — Darwin’s Restaurant in Dublin’s city centre is the place to go. Walking into the aptly named Darwins on Aungier Street is like gliding back into the era of evolutionary discovery. With…