When we saw Dublin written on the Georgia map and only a short detour from our main trip route we had to check it out. I’m not sure what we were expecting but it was certainly worth a look.
There were signs of Irishness everywhere, shamrocks painted on the street, on businesses, St. Patrick’s festival ads everywhere. On our way into town, it seemed a very quiet, isolated place but the city centre was busy and we discovered a huge amount of activity on the other side of the city. For Europeans used to a centralized city centre, American cities can be a bit of a shock…suburbs sprawling for miles and sometimes no clear central area.
We wandered accidentally into a fantastic restaurant, a newly opened Company Supply – Southern hospitality meets Irish roots, and serious chats were had with the local Dubs who were surprised that we had made the trip to rural Georgia. I had my first sweet potato cheesecake which, though strange, was one of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten.
Only serious failing it has is there’s no pub in town. The Irish Dublin could never survive like that…