Coming through the Phoenix Park this morning, I just had to stop and take some quick photos before I went into serve our guests breakfast. It was a beautiful frosty morning and the park looked stunning. The sun was rising and everywhere you looked you could see the sparkle and shimmer of the heavy frost that covered the mature trees, meadows and cycle lanes that make up this huge Park.
The Phoenix Park sits along side Tipperary House Bed & Breakfast and slopes down to the banks of the river Liffey, it is over 350 years old and covers more than 700 hectares which makes it one of the largest enclosed parks in any European City. I didn’t see any of the 500 strong herd of deer that live in the Park. Perhaps they were on the other side of the woods or like our guests in the Bed & Breakfast were still asleep recovering from their nights revelry in Dublin City Centre at the NYE Festival.
When I got into Tipperary House, our guests were trickling down for breakfast and all seemed to have had a great night in Dublin celebrating with friends at the free concert in College Green. Although tired and a little blurry eyed, the guests came to life and started to tell tales of the previous night of fun and partying in the various pubs and clubs of Dublin.
After the breakfasts, there was the usual mass exodus of tired but happy guests checking out and running for the Airlink Bus for the airport or the quick dash from our front door across to Heuston Station to catch various trains.
We have had lovely guests over the year and made some great new friends. Hopefully 2015 will be as good a year and everyone who comes to stay in Tipperary House and see Dublin loves our little B&B and our little City as much as we do!
So from myself and my family, all that’s left to say is Happy New Year everybody !!!