St. Stephen's Green

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  • Day1

    Unconventional start ...

    September 6, 2017 in Ireland

    Eschewing Irish stew and Guiness, we opted for cheap but tasty fare for our first day in Dublin ... spicy Korean cuisine featurung kim chee for supper and a Hare Krishna eatery for lunch. A visit to Kilmainham Gaol gave us some history and of course some of the tragedy that is Ireland. And never far away ... a reminder of the pilgrimage to come.Read more

  • Day2

    Biblioteca, museos, y otros lugares

    August 2, 2017 in Ireland

    Tras la pausa del café, hemos ido hacia la National Library, pasando por delante del Real Colegio de Físicos (Royal College of Physicians of Ireland), que tiene una fachada muy bonita, cono puede verse en la foto. En la National Library hemos visto una exposición de William B. Yeats, el poeta, hermano del pintor que he dicho antes. Ana, que es muy aplicada, se conocía la vida de este señor, pero Pablo, que lo sacas de Oscar Wilde y se pierde en la literatura irlandesa, no tenía ni idea, y ha aprendido bastante. Este señor, además de poeta, le molaba el ocultismo, y quería montar una sociedad secreta irlandesa para mantener los valores del folclore. Además, era pro independencia, y en 1922 fue elegido senador en la formación del primer Congreso irlandés. Tiene un Nobel de literatura, aunque defendía que no era por su obra, sino que era la forma que tenía Europa de reconocer a Irlanda como estado libre. En fin, un poco flipao, pero oye, que se le va a hacer.

    A la salida había un cuestionario sobre tu poema favorito, y hemos elegido La cancióndel pirata y Oh capitán, mi capitán (está claro quién ha elegido qué xD).

    Hemos comido un sándwich irlandés (más salchicha y huevo xD) y hemos puesto rumbo al parque de St Stephen. La verdad es que hacía un tiempo espectacular, y hemos estado descansando ahí un rato, a la orilla de un lago la gente hacía picnics y tal, y es un sitio que mola mucho para echar el día en familia. Además, es el parque donde los voluntarios del ICA (Ejército Ciudadano Irlandés) se atrincheraron durante el levantamiento de Pascua, llegando a capturar el Real Colegio de cirujanos (luego perdieron pero oye, aguantaron ahí contra un ejército profesional).

    Tras una vuelta por el parque, donde Pablo se paraba a leer todos los carteles que hubiera sobre el Levantamiento, hemos pasado por un centro comercial, porque aquí la mitad de las cafeterías no tienen baño. Hemos comprado chocolate, porque Pablo no deja de decir que quiere chocolate porque Marisa decía que se hinchaba durante su intercambio, y hemos pasado por una tienda de regslos, donde le hemos comprado una cosita a Javi (de esto no hay foto, ya se verá :P).

    Hemos vuelto hacia el centro, y hemos entrado en la Oficina Central de Correos, porque el flipao este del Levantamiento decía que había sido el cuartel general de los rebeldes durante el mismo, y porque en uno de los escaparates había una estatua de Cú Chulainn, un semidiós de la mitología irlandesa que salía en una serie de anime, Fate Stay Night (la foto de la estatua que casi no se ve).

    Hemos visto un sitio de noodles que estaba muy chuli, pero hemos decidido no cenar, porque el sándwich nos está botando en el estómago aún así que hemos cogido el tranvía de vuelta al hotel, nos hemos dado una ducha, y ahora vamos a bajar al bar a tomarnos algo. No creo que salgamos más del hotel por hoy. Plan para mañana: Catedrales, Castillo, Ruta Vikinga y ¡cena en un pub!
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  • Day2

    Daily Grog

    September 6 in Ireland

    Turning your internal clock around isn’t always easy and Laurie has had a restless sleep. We get up early and are at our breakfast spot at the 7AM opening. It is a full breakfast and we depart caffeinated and full.

    It is raining lightly as we walk to the National gallery a couple of blocks away. The gallery is part of a series of National museums all in the same part of town - similar to the Smithsonian museums. It is a decent if not spectacular collection of art work - some Rembrandt’s, a Vermeer, a few Ruebens, a bunch of early renaissance works and a whole floor of Irish painters.

    Cultured up, we go full tourist and take the Hop on Hop off bus to the Guinness Storehouse for a 45 minute long advertisement for Guinness that ends with a pint of beer in the Gravity bar 7 stories up with a nice view over the city. It was free with our Dublin pass (thankfully) and I am no more a fan of Guinness now than I was before - luckily Ireland has so much more to offer in the ways of craft beer now.

    Today has been logistically fine tuned, which is another way of saying we have a schedule to keep, and we leave Guinness and catch our HoHo bus to the Kilmainham Gaol for a pre-booked 12:45 tour of this famous prison which housed many a political prisoner but most notably the leaders of the Easter 1916 rebellion. The Gaol is a national museum and if it wasn’t obvious before, it is now, the Irish have not been well treated by the British over the 700 years that the English were lords and masters. The potato famine of the late 1840’s being the worst example of English rule. It is very well presented and you don’t have to hate the English to enjoy it. The Gaol closed in 1923 and fell into disrepair until the early 1960’s when it was restored and used as a location for many movies including the following:
    The Italian Job, 1969
    The Mackintosh Man, 1973
    The Last Remake of Beau Geste, 1977
    The Whistle Blower, 1987
    In the Name of the Father, 1993
    Michael Collins, 1996

    After the tour we linger for a while and explore the museum before HoHo’ing to the Jamieson Distillery for more alcohol and advertising. We both find Jamieson’s to be a better tour and it culminates with a taste test of Jamieson’s, Jack Daniels and Johnie Walker Black label - the best selling brands of each particular type of whiskey. Irish Whiskey is definitely smoother than its counterparts if not as full of flavour.

    By now I am amazed that Laurie has stayed awake, and with a big evening ahead, we HoHo it back to our hotel and have a 45 minute power nap - not in the schedule but important nonetheless.

    Amazingly refreshed we head out for our evening Musical Pub Crawl which starts in Temple Bar at Oliver St John Gogarty’s for a quick bite before beginning our pub crawl. It is a fun 2+ hours at three pubs. It is informative and we make new friends - singing along (quietly). A great time. It is a precursor (hopefully) of things to come on the Irish west coast.

    We end at a north side bar and walk home to our hotel for a good nights sleep.
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  • Day2

    St Stephen's Green is a city centre public park in Dublin, Ireland. The current landscape of the park was designed by William Sheppard, which officially opened to the public on Tuesday, 27 July 1880.

    It is very much the Central Park and Boston Commons of Dublin - greenery and spring/summer blossoms in full bloom!Read more

  • Day1

    Dublin overview

    August 8, 2017 in Ireland

    On our arrival, we made a long stroll through the city. We also used the hop on hop off bus. A perfect way to get orientated in the city. Dublin is not so huge as London or Paris. With a population of nearly the same as Luxembourg (country), over 550000 peaple, it is very easy to do it on foot.

  • Day472

    Palace bar

    May 14, 2017 in Ireland

    Redbreast 12 year which was not peaty or smokey. Was sweet but smoother with a little water which mellowed the high alcohol content

    Cheaper at the airport duty free

    Mercy got the bar's own blend which was sweeter

  • Day467


    May 9, 2017 in Ireland

    Rye porterhouse bread
    Sour bread
    Pork sausage
    Pickled cucumber

    Potato chip with cod roe creme fraiche

    Raw venison with elderberry and mushrooms

    Asparagus with seeds and pistachios

    Quail with its jus parsley oil and oyster-like sauce, leeks and onions

    Salmon with cockles and white asparagus

    Lamb with asparagus slivers

    Strawberry yogurt or sorbet with freeze dried sheep yogurt, sheep yogurt patty and clear lemon verbana, strawberry leather
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