Sunday, September 25, 2016


In late August I traveled to Ireland with a local group. Our first stop was Dublin.

From the air Ireland reminded me of a crazy quilt all in shades of green.

A couple of days in Dublin to discover the city with a "city tour" and plenty of time on our own.
We visited Trinity College Library to see The Book of Kells. 
Photography was not allowed of "the book"exhibit.

Trinity College was established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth.

In the same building as the Book of Kells exhibit is the "The Long Room".
The Long Room houses around 200,000 of the Library's oldest books. 
Marble busts line the shelves.

The River Liffey

More touring Dublin.

Colorful pubs were everywhere.

We stopped in the National Gallery of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Very interesting floor. 
Lots of symbols.

Wandering around town could be difficult.
Traffic coming from "the wrong' direction and street signs on buildings instead of street corners.
Locals are friendly and helpful but the best way to get around is by cab.
One time we took a bus where we were going, however, we couldn't figure out how to get back!

Street scene from motor coach.

No trip to Dublin is complete without taking the Guinness Tour.

In the Guinness advertising exhibit this was my favorite.
I don't know what it has to do with Guinness but it made me chuckle.

At the end of the tour a pint of Guinness with great 360 degree views of the city.

O'Connell's Restaurant 
This was my favorite meal.

We stayed at the Gresham Hotel.

The Sphere is just down the street from the Gresham Hotel.
It is also known as the Monument of Light.

From Dublin we journeyed on to Kilkenny and Waterford.
I hope you will join me.


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