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Temple Bar

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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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  • Day2

    Ireland - Tag 2

    April 2 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Heute haben wir erstmal im Hostel gefrühstückt... War im Preis mit drin...einfach nur Toast mit Marmelade oder Cornflakes...aber fürs erste reicht es...dann sind wir los zu einer Free Walking Tour, die an der City Hall startete...wir hatten Michael als Guide...ein sehr cooler witziger Typ...die ging 2.5 Stunden und wir waren mit ihm u. a. am Dublin Castle, in Temple Bar, an der Molly Malone und amTrinity college...danach bin ich allein ins Trinity College, weil Vicky schon mal drin war. Dort habe ich mir das Book of Kells und die sehr schöne und alte Bücherei angeguckt...danach haben wir uns wieder getroffen und sind durch Dublin gelaufen...noch zur St. Patrick's Cathedral und dann am Fluss 'Liffey' entlang zurück zum Hostel...haben uns ein wenig ausgeruht und auf Charline gewartet...dann sind wir, endlich zu dritt, los zum essen gegangen und unser 1. Guiness in Irland...danach sind wir durch Temple Bar ein wenig gelaufen, damit Charline auch noch ein wenig sightseeing hatte...Wir hatten heute wirklich alle Jahreszeiten auf einmal...es war megakalt...blauer Himmel...Regen...Wind...und dann sogar mal für 5 Minuten Hagel...gefühlt waren es 3 Grad...brrrrrrr...Read more

  • Day3

    Dublin day 2

    December 28, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Vandaag museumdag (route 2): national gallery, national museum of ireland, craft brewery jw sweetwater, standbeeld van molly malone en de winkelstraten 🙂 vanavond testen we cocktails id vintage cocktail club!

  • 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

  • Day146

    Day 146: Exploring Dublin

    July 11, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We've been here for a day and a half, but it's finally time to get out and explore Dublin! Last night we'd gone through and figured out what we wanted to see, so all we needed to do was follow the plan - easy.

    Left the house around 10:15 and caught a bus into the city (without Schnitzel for a change). Our first stop was a free walking tour of the central city, run by a company we've used a couple of times before. Although the tour itself is "free", you're expected to tip the guide as payment which is actually good - it gives the guide an incentive to be as good as possible. Our guide was an older Irish guy named John, very chatty and friendly and quite knowledgeable about the city and its history.

    Over the next 3 hours he showed us around the castle (of which there's basically nothing left), Christchurch Cathedral, an important theatre, the place where U2's career started, the Rory Gallagher memorial, and of course Trinity College. Finishing up here was quite handy, since that was our next stop!

    After a quick coffee break we headed in to see the Book of Kells housed in the library here. These are hand-written copies of the Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), lavishly decorated and illustrated with rich colours and beautiful script, dating from the 8th century. Yes, books that have survived in fantastic condition for 1200 years - difficult to believe! Apparently they were buried in a vault for hundreds of years to hide them from Viking pillagers, and were only recovered in the 17th century. Very impressive though!

    We also headed upstairs to check out the Long Room in the library, which is a beautiful tall and long building, rich mahogany wood, with shelves upon shelves of books. Lining the entire room are busts of famous people (some writers and philosophers like Shakespeare, Swift and Plato, others lesser known like Doctor Baldwin). Took some photos and then headed out.

    Final stop on our day out was of course the Guinness Storehouse in the west of the city. We walked over because it didn't look that far, but was actually about 30 minutes walk! Oh well. The tour was great, somewhere between a museum, a Disneyland queue and a trade show. Although it's an interesting history, working in marketing and advertising for 17 years gave me a slightly different takeaway to most people I guess. It's basically what you'd call "experiential marketing", and it's sort of amusing to think you've just paid 20 euros each to experience a multi-hour Guinness commercial.

    And it's not like Guinness is a small family-owned company either - they're fully owned by Diageo which is the world's largest spirits company (they also own Smirnoff, Tanqueray, Pimms, Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Kilkenny among many many others). Oh well. It was still fun, we enjoyed pulling our own pint and then drinking it on the rooftop bar with a great view of the city.

    Got a cab back into the main area of town (Temple Bar), where we hit up Bad Bob's for an early dinner (it was now around 6pm). Had some very tasty burgers and a pint of beer, then decided to head for home on the bus. Schnitzel very excited to see us, as he'd been on his own for quite a while and he's not as used to that these days. A bit more planning and videoing tonight before an early night ahead of a long travel day tomorrow!
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