Saturday, March 16, 2013

When you go to Dublin...

…you will likely be traveling down Grafton Street. And when you do, look for my favorite Café, Bewley’s.

The first time I wandered into Bewley’s, I discovered a world of gourmet coffee and treats downstairs--and wonderfully enticing scents. Upstairs they have a sitting area where I was drinking coffee and enjoying the ambiance as well as the view of the street when I happened to look up to spot a beautiful redheaded woman dressed all in green sitting across the aisle. There she was like some Irish princess from long ago. She was also dining alone, so I struck up a conversation. She was most gracious in responding and to my amazement I learned she was an American with Irish roots just like me! (In my case the roots also include Scotland and England.) What a truly small world we live in! Our conversation was one of the most enjoyable hours I spent in Dublin and became a lasting memory of a wonderful Irish city and a great coffee house.

To get you in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day, how about taking a virtual tour of Bewley’s? Here’s the link:

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. Getting to Ireland is on my bucket list. Even if I have to go alone.

  2. Ella, It's on my list too. Perhaps we should team up...