Ireland
Dublin City

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  • Day23

    Day 21 Dublin, Ireland

    August 22, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Home of Guinness, Temple Bar, the world renowned Trinity College and many (many) churches. It’s a great place but one we had visited previously and seen all the aforementioned things and a few besides. So we decided to make our way into the city, take a wander around and see what took our fancy.

    So after a walk from Merrion Square where we were dropped off about 10.30 am what took our fancy unsurprisingly turned out to be a visit to one of the hundreds of pubs for lunch (the Oliver St. John Gogarty Bar in Temple Bar in this case) which was pretty good. Lucky we were there by 11.45 as from soon after mid-day, every pub was packed with lunch goers. We then went for a stroll up Grafton Street the main shopping drag, through St. Stephens square, the Irish Parliamentary complex and ended up at the Natural History museum which was small but really comprehensive in it’s displays of Irish wildlife.

    By then it was mid afternoon and time for (you guessed it!) another visit to a local pub (Kennedy’s in this case) before walking back to get the 2.45 pm bus back to the ship. Well that was the plan... Turned out the bus had left early as it was packed and the next one wasn’t till 3.30. So we hooked up with another couple of passengers and caught a cab back alongside the river Liffey, arriving back at the ship just before 3 pm.

    As I type this we are just about to depart (6 pm) and have a sea day before concluding the trip in Southampton. So barring a huge win at bingo or one of the quizzes there will likely be little to report until we get to London on Saturday.

    Photos attached show.... Pearse Rail Station; the River Liffey (with our ship in the far background); Hapenny Bridge; the Temple Bar (located in Temple Bar); the pub we had lunch at; the Natural History Museum; two shots from inside said museum; Grafton Street.
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  • Day16

    Ireland Tour, Day 2

    July 22, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Today we were northbound, pass Drogheda, the scene of the battle of the Boyne in 1690, then through the fertile landscape of the Boyne Valley. We then crossed the border into Northern Ireland, driving past the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, the burial place of Saint Patrick, Ireland's Patron Saint, then onto the city of Belfast.
    In the late 20th century Northern Ireland was troubled by conflict, the violence mainly took place with in the boarders of Northern Ireland, at time spilling over into the Republic of Ireland. The conflict beginning in the late 1960's was deemed to have ended 1998. The key issue was the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. Loyalists/unionists who were mostly protestants wanted Northern Ireland to remain within the UK, Irish nationalists/republicans who were mostly Catholic wanted Northern Ireland to leave the UK and join a united Ireland. More than 3500 lives were lost due to this conflict.
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  • Day8

    Gin & Tonic Bus Tour

    July 5, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We met an old-fashioned London Routemaster bus outside the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square and after being handed a very decent-sized gin & tonic, we headed upstairs to take our seats. There are a number of tables of four laid out along the top deck, as well as a pair of two-seaters at the very front which give you some great views during the tour.

    There’s no food as such, although each table comes with various nibbles and a bowl of popcorn which is refilled throughout as needed. The staff come upstairs every now and again to check that everyone is happy but besides that, you’re left to enjoy the tour while music is played over the speakers.

    Each tour lasts around an hour and a half, where you’re taken on a route through the city centre along Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square and James's Street, before making a pitstop in the Phoenix Park where you're served a second round of gin & tonics.

    The looks of jealousy on the faces of passengers on the other tour buses as we toasted them was hilarious. 😂🍸🍹
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  • Day1

    Dia 1: Llegando a Dublín

    August 1, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Tras retrasarse el avión, llegamos a Dublín a las 3 y pico hora local. Como anécdota, aquí está todo primero en gaélico y luego en inglés. Cogimos un taxi al hotel, ya que no está en el centro, que es a dónde lleva el bus del aeropuerto, y es muy bonito, pero la de recepción necesita un poquito de All Bran en su dieta (o echar un polvo, vaya).

    Hemos visto como ir al centro con el LUAS (tranvía) y nos hemos ido a dar una vuelta, pero eso lo pongo en otro post que esto tiene un máximo de fotos por post xD.

    Por cierto, el pasillo del hotel da un mal rollo... Si me aparecen dos niñas en triciclo me cago xD.
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  • Day2

    Two curbs and a bumper

    October 6, 2012 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    First, I want to make a public apology to Jerry Wommack, at whom I laughed when he said he returned his Irish rental car with no passenger side hubcaps or mirror. I failed to grasp the magnitude of "narrow" when he described the roads. I fooled myself, thinking that a compact car would somehow protect me from this problem. Well, two freshly damaged curbs are testament to my distorted thinking. Sorry, Jerry. You were right.

    The roads are ridiculously narrow. As in a Smartcar looks like a wideload here! Having said that, I should have also thought twice about a manual transmission. After driving an automatic for a few years, I've frequently forgotten about that pesky clutch. I've popped the clutch so many times, we both have whiplash! In Dublin, near St Patrick's Cathedral, I pulled into an unbelievably small parking garage, where I piloted the car about an inch from each stall lane and right up against the concrete barrier. When I went to start up the car, I forgot that darn clutch, instead I found out that the bumper is essential in protecting concrete walls.

    We arrived in Dublin an hour later than scheduled, which was pretty good, since we left Dulles two hours late. Immigration and customs took less than ten minutes, and the ride to the rental car was about the same. They set us up in a Nissan somethin' with a really crappy map. Which, by the way, is my other complaint; besides the width of the roads, the Irish appear to have very little concern over street signage. Therefore, my idea, "It's OK if the map is vague, we'll keep an eye out for the street sign," was flawed from the beginning. We did make it to St Patrick's Cathedral, which was beautiful. Built most recently in the year 1220, this is the site where St Patrick baptized the converts of Dublin. It is still an active place of worship, though we skipped the sermon. We also walked up to the Christ Church Cathedral built in 1028. It is a large structure and probably bigger than St Pat's. Love the flying buttresses!

    We motored off to Kilkenny but not before Kim had a lack of sleep/lack of food combo meltdown. Poor thing, I finally just pulled over, trying to explain you can't just stop when you see something, because there is NO room on the street to get out of the way. Before I finished, she gave me a Linda Blair look and said, "I don't...think...you un...der…stand. I have...to eat...now!" then her head spun and I pointed to what looked like a convenience store.

    Although we got out of Dublin and headed to Kilkenny, it wasn't without detours, due to poor signage/map problems. Kilkenny is a terrific little town. It's got a medieval European look, with narrow (shocking) streets, hidden walkways, and cobblestone lanes. We got settled in our room over the Metropole Pub and enjoyed some pub grub before taking a walk. We decided to turn in early, hitting the rack around 7:30, due to utter exhaustion.

    We're planning to tour the Kilkenny castle tomorrow before seeing the Rock of Cashel and walking the grounds of the Ballyseede castle; our terminus for the night.
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  • Day10

    Inchicore Stadt und Schild

    September 8, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Ein Schild mit dem Hinweis über die Höhe der Geldstrafe wenn der Hund auf die Straße macht und Herrchen es nicht weg macht.
    Im Großen und Ganzen scheinen Iren trotzdem sehr Hundelieb zu sein, es gibt hier seeeeehr viele Hunde besonders dafür, dass das die größte Stadt Irlands ist. Und auch viele Kinder :'D
    Bild drei zeigt einen "Barber Shop" von dem ich dachte, dass es nur noch im arabisch sprachigen Bereich und so gibt. Das hier ist aber nicht der Einzige in Inchicore. Nur ein paar Straßen weiter, gibt es noch einen.
    Bild fünf Zeigt das große Eingangstor einer Schule Bild Sechs zeigt den zweiten Eingang, wobei ich bei diesem noch nie Schüler rein laufen gesehen habe.
    Es ist Nicht die Schule, von der ich schon vorher Bilder hochgeladen habe.
    Die Ortsangabe ist der Ort, an dem Bild eins und zwei entstanden sind.
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  • Day9

    Donuts

    September 7, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Ich hab sie jetzt alle gegessen. Mir ist nicht schlecht aber ich hab genug von dem süßen Zeug 😂
    Anbei mal ein Bild. In Dublin ist Grade nicht so gutes Wetter und die Sonne geht Grade unter. Das Bild zeigt den Blick aus meinem Fenster

  • Day9

    Bilder von meinem Zimmer mit Bad

    September 7, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Anbei Bilder von meinem Zimmer mit begehbaren Kleiderschrank und eigenem Bad. Wie ich heraus gefunden hab ist Dieses Zimmer das Einzige mir separatem Bad. Ale vier anderen Zimmer haben ein gemeinsames Bad.
    Ich hab die Bilder schon am Sonntag gemacht, da hat es mit der Internetverbindung aber noch nicht so geklappt und ich hab sie dann vergessen. 😂
    As you can See sind die ersten Bilder das Bad, das ich jetzt Teile.
    Dann der begehbare Kleiderschrank und dann das Zimmer.
    Das letzte Bild ist neu. 😁
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Dublin City, Baile Átha Cliath

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