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Dublin Castle

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  • Day2

    A round up of day one

    July 15, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    We reached our hotel by 11am, dropped off our bags and went out to see some of the sights of Dublin. First stop was City Hall then onto Dublin Castle where we booked a guided tour for mid-afternoon (which was very interesting). Then we walked to Christchurch Catheral which had a pop-up food village operating within its grounds.
    We had a very tasty lunch at The Larder then walked along the River Liffey in the afternoon, seeing lots of bridges , including Samuel Becketts bridge (see photo), and the Famine Sculpture.
    We had an interesting self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse which ended with a pint of the 'ruby red' ale in it's Gravity Bar on the 7th floor with 360 degree views of the city.
    We ate dinner in the Old Storehouse in Temple Bar then listened to live Irish music by 3 chaps, 1 on guitar, 1 on flute and the other on the handheld drum - clapping and singing along were aided by another pint of Guinness!
    We returned to the hotel through the very lively Temple Bar area.
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  • Day2

    Day two was a long one!

    July 15, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Fuelled on a full Irish breakfast, we visited St Patrick's Cathedral before taking a stroll around St Stephens Green then looking in the shops along Grafton St. After a slice of delicious cake at quirky Dolce Sicily, we took a guided tour in the Little Museum of Dublin then walked around the Government buildings and Trinity College before returning to the hotel and getting changed for our night at the theatre.
    According to Allison's phone step count we did 24.100 steps today which was marginally up on the 23,600 we managed yesterday.
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  • Day25

    Letze Urlaubsschritte durch Dublin

    August 10 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    26 Tage erscheinen zu Beginn eines Urlaubs nahezu unendlich. Nach den ersten 6 anstrengenden Tagen schleicht sich ein kleiner wehmütiger Gedanke an die Heimat ein. - Bett ist irgendwie nicht so bequem, Essen so lala, (meine Kochkunst ist zu hause auch so lala, da aber nicht täglich gefragt), die Teenager werden reisemüde (Museumsmüde) und der tägliche Streit um das Bettenarrangement nervt.
    Pünktlich auf dem Höhepunkt der ersten "Zuhause ist es doch auch schön" Phase beziehen wir Stefans Haus an der Algarve. Großzügige Zimmeraufteilung, Chilloase am Pool, perfektes Wetter ! Essen noch immer lala, aber Stefans Einsatz läßt alle kulinarischen Gemüter strahlen. Vor allem meines. Ich kann nicht gut kochen, aber gut schmecken ;-)
    Trotz aktivem Nichtstuns vergehen die entspannten Tage am Meer wie im Flug. Noah findet die besten Worte " Jetzt haben wir uns gerade an diesen schönen Ort gewöhnt , schon müssen wir wieder gehen!" - Nach 8 Tagen ;-)
    Und schon fühle ich mich wie im Zeitraffer. Außer die gemeinsame Zeitzone haben Irland und Portugal nichts gemein. Irgendwie beginnt hier gerade ein ganz neuer Urlaub und der ist wirklich soooo kurz - 7 immer kürzer werdende Tage. Unser letzter Abend in Dublin ist immer wieder von "ach, ein paar Tage würde ich noch bleiben" Seufzern unterbrochen. Alle freuen sich auf Zuhause, auf neue Schulen - aber doch, noch so ein paar kleine Tage mehr! ;-) Besser könnte kein Urlaubsresüme nach 26 Tagen on Tour sein!
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  • Day10

    Beef & Lobster Bar

    August 22, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Während des Spaziergangs in Dublin ist uns das 'Beef&Lobster' Restaurant aufgefallen. Nachdem langsam auch der Hunger bei allen anfing sich zu melden, beschließen wir kurzentschlossen das Restaurant zum Abendessen zu nutzen.

    Die Karte ist sehr klein, es gibt fast nur Beef- oder Lobstergerichte.
    Nachdem Seefood-technisch die letzten beiden Tage enttäuschend waren, konnten wir hier endlich unser ersehntes Surf&Turf auf der Karte finden.

    Für Gaby gab's Beef Wellington und Traudl testete Lobster im Brioche bun. Wir gönnten uns Surf'n Turf mit einem Filetsteak und einem halben Lobster.
    Lecker war's für alle, wobei Unterschiede zwischen den beiden Lobsterhälften festgestellt werden konnten.
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  • Day54

    Destination #8, around Ireland

    August 22, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Now that we are here we are going to do some touring and visiting with the Toals.

    Our first tour is around Dublin on the Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Bus (with an additional tour of the Guinness Storefront).

  • Day2

    Dublin, Ireland

    August 21, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Loving Ireland and especially the Irish people. I love their lilting speech and wonderful sense of humour, they are so friendly and happy. Had a wonderful time exploring Dublin on the Hop on Hop off bus started out at 8.30am and arrived home around 9.30pm, didn't stop all day. Enjoyed a Guinness and Lager at the Guinness Storehouse, love all the flowers especially the ones outside the pubs. Had a great time on the night tour.Read more

  • Day22

    Dublin 2.0

    May 18, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Irish beer, that I tried:

    O'Hara's craft lager
    O'Hara's ale
    Hophouse 13 lager
    Smithwicks
    G
    Yankee White IPA
    Kilkenney lager
    (and at least two that I have forgotten the names of)
    Quote for the self-guided pub crawl day: "slow and steady wins the race".

    Ireland, like Belgium, has got to be tricky for bartenders/dishwashers. The breweries have a special glass for many of their beers, therefore, lot's of washing, drying and putting back in place. On a busy night at the bar, that must be challenging.Read more

  • Day2

    Dublin Castle

    June 21, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    When we left the hostel, we decided to look at a map for a brief secons to get an idea of the general area - we knew we wanted to get to Trinity College to see the grounds but we wanted to wander and explore along the way.

    The first place we came to was the amazing Dublin Castle. We stumbled upon it - the gate truly is a mere hole in the wall - and were amazed at how large and beautiful the castle is. We wandered around and looked at all of the plaques on the wall, stopping for a photo op or 2 (of course) and continued on our merey way :) #sbteurotripRead more

  • Day36

    Having fun in Temple Bar

    August 28, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Saturday, and a full day in Dublin is ahead of us, but first we need to get this phone organised. We were up late and hit the road at about 11am. Not hard to find a Vodafone shop- but when we did, the shop assistant had no idea - just wanted to hand the phone back to me “I don't know about iPhones?” she said. We went to an apple store - they looked up Vodafone’s details on the web, put them into Mary’s phone and we were away.

    I had looked for Aussie pubs in Dublin and the Woolshed Baa was mentioned. We went there on the off chance that we could see the Geelong game - good news, it was on and we watched the last quarter - a great win over GWS by Geelong, things are turning out okay.

    It was nearly 2pm and so we went looking for a half day tour. Decided to go around the northern coast of Dublin on a double decker bus with tour guide for Malahide Castle and Howth. The guide was excellent. There was a Tasmanian link as the last descendent of the Tabots could not afford to inherit the castle and sold it to the government and moved to a sheep farm in Tasmania. It was great looking through the Castle as it was not overly restored and so you could see how they lived in it.

    The northern heads of Dublin bay are where many of the wealthy live - grand houses and brilliant views of the coast. We stopped for fish and chips and a walk around the market.

    At night we were picked up by long time friend Floyd Jackson thinking we were going to a restaurant with him and wife Mary. We ended up at his home with a huge spread of food and the whole family joining us. They sang happy birthday to Mary and gave her a lovely Waterford Crystal Vase. What an enjoyable night.

    We expected another noisy night back at the hotel - perhaps we are getting used to the music and shouting, anyway it wasn't as bad as Friday night, oh and the guy on the reverse bike out front was still pulling in heaps of money …

    Tomorrow we head for Achill Island and Ireland’s rugged West Coast.

    Cheers
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