Dublin, Ireland
Danielle, 23
Science Student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a college student majoring in Science at Trinity College Dublin (I love Science, always have and always will), and in there I write for the student publication, The University Times (I love writing, because, for fear of being cliché, it feeds my soul.) I also make videos on Youtube (an extension of my writing- a lot of soul-feeding is happening).

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Liability by Lorde, Weary by Solange, Do You Miss Me At All by Bridgit Mendler, New Rules by Dua Lipa, Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Gilmore Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, House of Cards, Game of Thrones

Name some spots in Dublin that are good for a Tinder date.

For drinks, Porterhouse Central (near Trinity College, so handy if you and your date are arranging the College for a meeting place), or the Library Bar. For walks, there's the Iveagh Gardens, or Dublin Zoo.

Who’s your hero and where in Dublin would you take them out for a serious hang?

My hero is Michelle Obama and I would take her out for a cup of coffee at Café en Seine.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I'm a big fan of sustainable and thrifty fashion. So thrift shop, kilo stores and vintage stores are a must. My favorite are Folkster, Lucy's Lounge, and Nu.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Copper Face Jacks, probably. No shade!

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I don't go out for drinks nearly as often as I would like! But night life in Dublin is amazing.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Dublin that you particularly like?

There is a bar in Dublin called The Blind Pig. Like any other bar it sells food and drinks, but unlike any other bar, no new customers know exactly where it is. One has to make a reservation, wait for the response, and follow the directions to the bar!

Where would you take your partner in Dublin if you wanted to really pamper them?

Probably to the Ballsbridge Hotel. You have to take a bus from the city centre to get to the hotel but it’s so worth it. Not as expensive as other starred hotels but the service is just as amazing. You can request for chocolate and champagne to be laid out for you when you arrive. The restaurants and bars in the hotel are also fantastic.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

You don’t necessarily only find this in Ireland, but the Chicken Fillet Rolls in here are iconic, and costs less than 5 euros!

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Dublin?

The Blackbird pub in Rathmines! It used to be called the Rathmines Inn, but has since rebranded.

What are the Dublin spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Trinity College Dublin, and I’m not biased! The famous library is stunning. Blackbird in Rathmines, see a play at the Abbey Theatre, and grab a bite at Dolce Sicily.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I may be a student from Dublin, but my hometown is Kilkenny, about 2 hours away. It’s a quiet, small town (although it is technically a city) and is famous for its pubs and bars and art scene.

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