Good morning guys and welcome back to Vagabrothers. – Today we’re cool hunting in the Irish capital. It’s 2015 which is the year of Irish design so to kick things off we gonna go meet up with Michael from Le Cool Dublin to do a walking tour of the city’s creative porter.Let’s hit it! Hey man! Marko. Good to see you. How do you get along? Nice to meet you. Welcome to Dublin. So we gonna mosey around at some of the creative quarter, bump into few interesting characters. Look at the scene, look at the coffee scene, look at the creative scene, look at the design scene of the city. And get a flavor for what is going down in Dublin at the moment. Let’s do it! Sounds fun. Maybe some coffee to start it off? I’m Chris Keegan and I’m the owner of Kaph speciality coffee shop and we are on Drury street in the great quarter in Dublin. Lots of independent ateliers, artisans shops, recording studios, music stores All within 3 streets of this. 10 years ago this was really the back water of the street. Very little going on. Come up from the last 5 years as the area for this sort of business in Dublin. Tourists wander down here, but not in their droves there’s no tour buses, no nothing. You have to kind of find us and that’s the way we like it. So good. Flat white gotta love it. America get on the flat white, what’s your problem? Mocha frappucino latte. This is true. With pumpkin spices. Hey the pumpkin spices take it easy man. It’s fall right now. Pumpkin spices is happening. Well we are properly caffeinated and we’re heading across the street to the aptly named Irish Design Shop Hello – Nice to meet you – Hello I’m Marko nice to meet you – Laura How do you guys got the idea to start this place? We are jewelers. We were trying to sell our own things. They were no other venue for us to sell in so we decided to set it up ourselves Here is your shaving soap made from cedar wood and seaweed Ooooh, we’ve been on a seaweed tip lately haven’t we? I know and I’m kind of in need of a shave. I’m going for this 8 o’clock shadow. It comes in a nice little box. Who it is again? Hello Jane! These are awesome. I love these. If you are into bow ties you might want to check these out. Hand woven silk bow ties. Class! We’re gonna head down into Temple bar. Head down towards Indigo and Cloth. So many cool brands in here guys, I love it. And I’ve never heard of any of them. Very cool place. We’re gonna go meet with Garrett who is the owner and founder of Indigo & Cloth and learn a little more of what they’re doing. My name Garrett Pitcher and this is Indigo & Cloth. I run Dyflin which is the old Norse name for Dublin. And we are trying to capture that kind of scandinavian influence of the vikings who originally effectively founded Dublin And with Irish provenance so we work with a lot of Irish manufactures. Designers as well, very collaborative. It’s pretty cool, I like it Thank you so much for everything. See ya bye bye. Take it easy. Step in back on the streets of Dublin with some new style. Now we’re gonna go to Dublin castle where they is an exhibition on the year of Irish design. ID 2015. So we’ve just arrived at Dublin Castle. We’re here to see the ID 2015 exhibition called Fresh talent. And to meet a guy named Alex Milton who is kind of the dude behind this whole amazing project. Let’s go say hello. Hi, nice to meet you.Alex,Hi lovely to meet you. I’m Alex as well. Here is another Alex. I’m also Alex. Triple Alex. Best name ever. Ok well this exhibition is called Fresh Talent and it shows some of the best emergent talent from across Ireland in a whole range of disciplines. And it’s one of the interesting things about Irish design it is not bound by disciplines. Ireland is really famous, I suppose, for telling stories. A lot of the products, the objects here, tell really compelling stories about Ireland but also how Ireland connects to the world. So let’s have a look. Well I will be completely honest fashion and design is not something I know too much about but I definitely appreciated artwork and artistic creations. And it’s really cool to see how many different mediums Irish designers are using. Things like dress designers, fashion, ceramics, jewellery, furniture. This younger generations that’s drawing on older traditions to find something that’s uniquely Irish within our global world. So just seeing all these different styles emerging and fusing modern and traditional local global styles it’s really cool. There is actually an app called Design Ireland. We’re gonna go to a place called Fumbally who is apparently a creative hub get some lunch and then continue our exploration of Dublin. What do we have here? We’ve got a mexican pozole and then just a daily seasonal salad plate. We are a lot farther from Mexico than back home at San Diego but this is good. We’ve just finish up a nice little lunch piled in a car driving outside of Dublin to a place called Makers & Brothers. Makers & Brothers is bringing together a lot of the Irish design scene in one place. I think they have 60% of their stuff comes from 40 Irish designers. Most of this stuff sold online but we’re going to “The Shed” which is a physical space available by appointment only. So we are at where it says it is. This is it. They must have some kind of Harry Potter invisibility charm. I guess this is what an online store looks like. Well this ball just bounced out from this fence and we’re gonna follow it to see where it leads. I think we found it. Ohh you just want to play don’t you? Hello? Hey! Marko. Nice to meet you. Come on in My name is Jonathan Legge and we are in the shed of Makers & Brothers. Makers & Brothers is a project I started with my brother. Kind of felt there was a lot of interesting makers out there making really beautiful stuff around Ireland but nobody was really representing them in a way we thought they could be represented particularly online. The recession produced a different way of people thinking. People were looking for a different place of life, looking for a bit more meaning and depth in what they surrounded themselves with. Which I think is important for us at Makers and Brothers that we want to sell objects that can kind bring that meaning and depth to the domestic environment. The origin of everything we stock is really important to us, to know where it’s from. It think of all the things we’ve found today I’m really really impressed with all this Irish tweed How like these bow ties here are from the Aran Islands And the way they are able to like take something super traditional and make it into something cool again. I think that’s really impressive. These bow ties are calling my name, they really are. So right now we are with Brendan Joseph, he hand weaves super cool bow ties, scarves and shawls. And we’re gonna get a little bit of insight into what he does. It’s styling, it’s super comfy. Yeah it kind of matches the shirt. So a lot of guys will literally take your bow tie out of its box and unclip it at the back and reclip it time in time out So I wanted to get a reward if they learned how to tie it or they already know. So when you untie your tie and put it on your neck and retie it you don’t just have one tie you have choice of 3. Can you show me how to tie a tie? Yeah I will. You nearly there keep it. Ha haaa Now it is actually a perfectly tied bow. Couldn’t quite poor the Guinness yesterday but bow tie is on point. You’ve got a new bow tie. Hey i actually tried to tie one and Mr. Brendon Joseph was kind enough to give me a little gift here. So if you see me wear that bow tie in the future you’ll know where it came from. I’ve got the bow tie I’ve got the rain breaker and now I’m gonna look for the final element which is the tweed jacket. This time I’m going classic not trendy going for the traditional Irish tweed. The place I’m going is closed but the man has agreed to keep it open half an hour extra late for us. Hi I spoke on the phone with you. How is it going, i’m Marko nice to meet you. Ok cool, nice. We have your Irish tweeds, made in Donegal. Some of them will be hand-woven, some of them will be done on machines. Well as we learned this week at the Tweed Project, Donegal tweed is the tweed of Ireland, it’s the good stuff How’s that look? Looks good? Yeah. Well at the end I went for it We’ve been travelling, filming non-stop for two and half months I’ve not got a souvenir so after seeing this beautiful country I knew I wanted something, a gift that would last a lifetime for myself. Make an investment on some tweed and hopefully when I’m like an old man, my cane, still rocking that Donegal tweed. Thank you so much.You’re welcome. Have a good day. And you. Alright guys, that was a great way to end a really incredible week here in Ireland. Seeing all of the creative talents in this country specifically here in the city So..I think. Not to mention your new tweed. Yeah, we got styled out, some amazing souvenir when we’ll be back home. Definitely but guys we’re curious to hear what your favorite moment was from the trip. I mean I’m not gonna lie this was amazing for us we got right off the plane…surfing and then heading down the wild atlantic way check out Galway, the Aran islands all the way down to Cork. The food oh my god! I’m still stuffed from that day in Cork. But yeah guys if you enjoyed this video if you enjoyed the series make sure you give it a thumb up! Share the series with your friends and subscribe to Vagabrothers if you haven’t already. And don’t forget if you haven’t seen the other episodes there are links in the description box so go them out as well and in the meantime stay curious keep exploring and we’ll see you guys on the road. Peace!


  1. love this Ireland series. we sometimes forget what we have in our own back yard here. big thumbs up for the surfing and the kayaking a definite must on the west coast! happy travels guys and hope we see you in these parts again, there a few hiking and biking trails I can think of with your name written all over it!

  2. Bunch of hot guys, amazing places, yummy food, unique shots, cool editing..doesnt get any better than this!!! Great video as always

  3. Love this video series it just shows everybody that Ireland isn't this little island infested with leprechauns and shows natives like me and people from foreign countries the beauty of Ireland

  4. So glad you came over and sorry I wasn't able to link up with you! So cool to see the city through someone else's eyes!

  5. Loving the Ireland series, the detail that goes into your videos is 👌🏼 Especially loved all the Drone shots and how informative and knowledgable you are. Keep doing what your doing!

  6. Out of interest guys, do you storyboard up what you're going to film before the day starts or is it just a case of capture everything you can and then edit down 12 hours of footage into the 10 minutes we see?

  7. if only this video existed a coupe of years ago! i wish i knew all of this existed! now i know for any future visits at least.

  8. Adored this series and I even made the cut on my bike in Rathmines!! So glad you both loved Dublin and Ireland as much as I do and were able to share it with so many others x

  9. Ireland is only a short ferry ride from me yet I always fail to eplore it properly…I definitely need to make the most of it before I move to Canada. Also 100% with you on the flat white…next time you're in London pop into Holborn or Stratford Grind for the best coffee!

  10. Can't possibly pick a favourite moment because this series has been incredible, which makes me sad to see it end! Can't wait to explore some of these places myself next year.

  11. Really Mexican Pozole?? Hahaha , you should come to try my moms pozole is the best . When are u guys visiting Mexico?? … Saludos :*

  12. I loved that series!My favourite episod was "Gaelic traditions in Galway".The bow tie looks great on you Alex but it looks kind of hard to tie it haha.Can't wait for your next adventures!

  13. Really enjoyed the videos of your trip to Ireland. As a native I sometimes forget what a great place we live in. You have inspired me to ditch my next foreign holiday and head out to the west where I holidayed as a child.

  14. Shit guys cmon I was JUST there ending my Europe trip this is making me a want to go back. I'd def recommend going to Howth it's like 25 mins on the dart and it's so beautiful there also if you want to go to a cool pub with live music go to Celts

  15. Hey, question totally irrelevant to the video: Did you guys come to Aylings Garden centre in Hampshire, England a few years ago, because you're related to the founder? I used to work there, but wasn't in at the time, and heard about "two American brothers who have a travel blog and came in because they're related to the owner." Would be a serious coincidence that I stumbled upon your YouTube channel now if that was you!

  16. Great series, good job guys. what color grading software do you use? do you just slab on a filter, or go shot by shot? it looks good!

  17. Great videos! Keep up the good job. I'd also love to see more of the USA like New England for example or places that aren't very visited like the states in the middle. So I have an idea where to spend my next vacation. 🙂 But yeah love your videos guys.

  18. Great vlogs guys, I want to do the WAW more than ever now!  You need to go back and do Northern Ireland and all it's amazing places, it has some gorgeous scenery not least The Giants Causeway.  Great whiskey distillery Bushmills and if your Game of Throne's fans, lots of film locations to hunt out too.

  19. Do you understand that my name is Alex and my brothers name is Marco – um let's do an episode together… now! 🙂

  20. My favourite coffee beverage is the flat white. So good…not too foamy like a latté (not like Starbucks…LOL). Loads of Aussie (and not so Aussie) coffee bars in L.A. that make 'em.

  21. Loved every bit of this series so much! I especially loved seeing the different restaurants you ate at! Where to next?!

  22. Your channel is really cool. I just saw your Eurail Video and that is exactly what my brother an I are getting ready to do in Europe this summer and was wondering if the Pass would be worth it for us we are going to nine countries in 22 days and will mostly be getting around by the Eurail but most of our rides will be about 2-3 hours our longest would be from Berlin to Zurich would the pass be worth it? Also what are the best bags for backpacking/traveling Europe I've been looking at the osprey Fairpoint any suggestions? Thanks

  23. Just found your page and love your videos! Dublin is the CRAIC!!! 🙂 I read you guys are using a Sony A7 – are you using that as your vlog camera too? Do you just hold it out to point it at yourself? What lens? Thank you!

  24. Another awesome Ireland video, yay!! You guys have some seriously awesome videos! They're always such good quality and you two are constantly smiling which is definitely contagious, even through a computer screen! Keep up the awesome work. 🙂

  25. It was amazing 👍🏻👍🏻
    Can't wait to see the next episode ( it's good because it's already been released 😁😜)

  26. I just spent the better part of my Sunday morning watching all the Ireland videos! like watching some multi million dollar productions done on the Discovery or Travel Channels! so many favorite parts, especially in Cork since I'm a foodie. But best part of the whole series…..the hole in Alex's arse after wakeboarding! I can un-see that! lol! YOU two are amazing!

  27. Thanks for this awesome video series! I'll be moving away from Austria to Galway and this made me really excited to be there in a month! I'll definitely try out some stuff you did. 🙂

  28. I learned about you two from Mel Murphy. Have to agree about flat white's they are the best – did not know that America did not have them. Will be so upset when I go in May.

  29. Sweet RAINS jacket, just got one in denmark. I wish i found your channel last month. That porridge looked insane.
    to a fellow traveller. keep doing what your doing guys

  30. just back from Ticino in Switzerland after a little holiday and watched your video…led me to this one of my home…well represented! keep on carrying on Vaga bros….ye are fantastic to watch (loved your anarchism in Barcelona one…heading there next!)

  31. Quality stuff lads, keep it up! Just curious as to a rough estimate your Irish trip would cost? From someone planning to do something similar in the near future!

  32. Hi guys. Came across your vids of your trip in Ireland and am delighted in the way you showed off this beautiful country. Lovely to see this island through the fresh eyes of visitors coz sometimes we can take it for granted. PS Great photography and music throughout. Can't wait to see what else you guys do in the future.

  33. so amazing! you guys are inspiring me to save up to take a trip over there. Thanks for sharing your awesome experiences !

  34. This was an incredible week of vlogs, I watched all 7 in a row. You did Ireland proud , so cool .Just amazing! thanks.

  35. Been watching your Northern England series and just binged on all of these videos. Was in Ireland fall of 2014 and can't wait to go back and hit some of these places especially the food joints! Awesome series guys!

  36. I am Brazilian and I was looking for interesting videos in English to learn this new language …
    And look what I did find !
    Thanks man! This channel is captivating !

  37. Totally loved the vidoes…the best for me was reseeing Dublin but enjoyed the Aran Islands the best 🙂

  38. why you did not show the designs of the new line they had in the clothing, it kind of defeated the point of their design! Next time show what clothes they pair it with and colors and style please!

  39. As a Irish man who lives in Cali( with 2 young sons and a SoCal Babe for a wife ) I am incredibly impressed by how you have represented Ireland ( and every other country ) in your YouTube feed. The content is Spot On and you boys really have outdone yourselves with the quality of the videos Continued success
    Your were raised well gents. Salutations

  40. Cheers from Mongolia. Great series. Ireland is on my bucket list for sure.
    You guys are cool, entertaining and educational.

  41. irish dont have a style really and i have never ever heard of makers and brothers

    i think u have been ripped off by the irish i should know since im irish and i live in dublin

  42. Hi I know we need to buy the Euro Global pass as soon as we can to get discount, but what about the metro passes in Amsterdam, Germany, swiss. Do we also need to buy metro pass in advance or can we buy as we land in these metros. The point is do metro passes prices too keep changing. Please Advice Travels Gods 😛

  43. This video brought back those wonderful, rainy, and sunny days in Ireland. Ireland, to me, is consistently an underrated destination in Europe. I've been fortunate to have been 4 times over the years. Its not Paris, Rome, or even England, but that is the charm. And from Dublin, the countryside is easily quick to get to. I loved the wave boarding in the river Liffey that you two experienced! Unfortuantely, my wife would shoot that idea down!

  44. check out my latest blog post on my trip to Dublin! https://fivefootandapassport.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/what-happened-in-dublin-%F0%9F%87%AE%F0%9F%87%AA/

  45. Hi Guys, Have you had a chance to visit CASTLE DRACULA in Dublin… www.CastleDracula.ie

  46. Which shop was that exactly, for the tweeds? I`ll be in town next week and dying to know where to get those great sandcoloured ones on the right.

  47. Excellent tour and that woven blue jacket on Marko was beyond stunning! Checking out that company on-line now. Thanks for terrific sight-seeing videos.

  48. I loved Bewleys cafe shops they were beautiful.
    I can see how Dublin has greatly improved also Cork I hope Limerick too.

  49. You so much great guys ❤️🤲👍🎎🚖👫🤳🏆🍫my respect for you give me tips for my new channel Maksym Ishchenko I lived already Traveled 19 countries and 1 year's and 2 month was lived in Dublin Ireland 🏆🤳

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