Meet our Staff – Ruan

Name: Ruán
Age: 22
Where are you from: Dublin
Hobbies: Music, Reading, Skateboarding Having fun 🙂

Favorited country you have visited:
I’m gonna say British Columbia in Canada. Obviously it’s a province not a country, but I haven’t been to any of the others so it doesn’t feel right to say all of Canada you know what I mean?

Why is it your favourite?
Spent a couple of summers in Vancouver, such a beautiful place. Some of my best ever memories are from there. Spent our days exploring the coast and looking for spots with the best views, it was kind of like the perfect summer. The one you dream about when you’re a kid.

If someone else is travelling there, what should they see?
Strawberry Point in Pemberton, probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. And Wreck Beach, definitely the craziest.

Dream destination you would like to visit next? Why?
Berlin is top of my list, but I’m going this summer! After that probably Buenos Aires and South America in general.

Your favourite bar /pub in Dublin? Why?.
Probably the Bernard Shaw. It’s a cool spot, great beer garden, and they play good tunes. There’s an actual double decker bus in the outside area that has somehow been converted into a pizza restaurant. Some of the nicest pizza in Dublin as well! The Bernard Shaw is a must in the summer months, especially on the weekends when the EatYard food market is open.

Your favourite restaurant in Dublin? Why?
Mad Egg at the end of Camden street is pretty new but has the best chicken burgers I’ve ever tasted. Brasserie 66 on Georges Street is great as well , if you’re feeling a bit more classy. Have to mention Jerry’s for a full Irish breakfast though, between Harcourt and Camden. Can’t recommend enough for if you’re looking for an authentic Dublin experience, it’s legit.

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How would your perfect day in Dublin look like?
Disclaimer: requires good weather! Go for a lovely walk on the Vico road in Dalkey, have some brekkie there. Then get the DART into the city centre. Head down to the Canal, picking up a few cans on the way. Spend a few hours on the river hanging out, then head to the Bernard Shaw for a drink, and venture up Camden street hitting up a few bars along the way. Should be pretty lit at this stage so end up in one of the clubs like PYG, Wigwam or Tengu for some dancing etc.

What should people not miss when visiting Dublin?
On a sunny day, the Canal is something to behold.
On an average day of Irish weather, check out the National History museum and the National Art Gallery. They’re both close to each other and admission free! Both are pretty small and manageable, you could do both in a couple hours or less

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What are your favourite spots in Ireland?
I don’t venture out of Dublin too much, so I’m going to say Dalkey, Bray, Dun Laoghaire and Howth. Pretty much all the spots along the coast. Outside of Dublin maybe Skibereen in Cork.

Where should travellers go after Dublin & why?
Definitely Galway. If you are looking for scenary then rent a car and do as much of the Wild Atlantic Way as you can!

Irish expression everyone should know before coming to Ireland?
What’s the craic/What’s the story : What’s up. Probably the most commonly used greetings…
Also the word Grand. Meaning okay/fine/sweet/cool depending on context. In fact it has no real fixed meaning at all… But you’ll know what I mean when you hear it. And you definitely will.