Fan-girling in Dublin

If there is one thing you need to know about my friends and I, it’s that we are very dedicated to the things and people we love. In this case, my friend Helena and I are VERY dedicated to the band Inhaler. If you are unaware of this Dublin-based band, you may be aware of the classic Irish phenomenon U2. The frontman of Inhaler, Elijah Hewson, is Bono’s son! My friend and I have seen Inhaler many times in concert, and when we heard they were playing a show in Dublin, it felt like fate. 

Since Helena decided to book a ticket from Boston to Dublin just to see Inhaler (and visit me of course), I knew I had to show her around and make the most of her weekend trip to the Emerald Isle. I started showing her around by stopping at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was absolutely breathtaking on that sunny day. We then made our way over to the grounds of the Dublin Castle. Here I caught a photo of Helena in the gardens.

Making our way across the River Liffey, we made it to the Hugh Lane Gallery. Since I’m currently taking a class at University College of Dublin called “Dublin: It’s Museums and Collections”, I’ve been studying a lot about Hugh Lane and the works he collected while he was in Dublin. If you’re looking for a fascinating class combining Irish history and its art, this class is for you. Helena and I walked around the museum during its exclusive Andy Warhol exhibition. We got inspired and decided to take a shot at photography while viewing the art. 

Finally, after stopping at Tower Records foreshadowing our evening, we made it to the 3Arena to see the concert of our lives.

We made so many fun friends waiting in the line with us, listened to our favorite songs of all time, and never stopped jumping throughout the entirety of the concert. I’ve been incredibly grateful for my study abroad experiences thus far, and I’m so lucky to share these moments with some of my best friends. 

The Inhaler Concert!

Thanks for reading, and stream “Dublin in Ecstasy” by Inhaler on any streaming platform.  

My best friend and I