Thursday, March 31, 2011


Apart from the Saint Patrick's Day Parade, there were a lot of other things to love about Dublin, whatever James Joyce may say about it.  It is not only beautifully historical, but it is literary. (sigh)  I actually posted about all of the literary merits of the city on my book blog, Fingers & Prose, so I won't go into all that here.  I'll spend this space to talk about all of the other things we saw and enjoyed.
Our driver's name was Jimmy.
I always wanted a driver named James.
It was a dream come true.
Yes, I'm weird like that.
Our first day of sightseeing took us to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library (with many ancient religious texts--very cool to see) and more of the River Liffey and Temple Bar Area.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin Castle, taken from the Chester Beatty Library.
The River Liffey, taken from our hotel room.
Our other days in Dublin were filled with other explorations: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Writer's Museum, the Garden of Remembrance, Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green.
We stumbled upon some French Jazz type street music--lovely!
Ha'Penny Bridge
The Powerscourt Townhouse is now a lovely
little shopping center.
Garden of Remembrance
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Saint Stephen's Green
And one little bonus picture...the only sign I happened to see of the Curley surname in Ireland.  Look closely. You may have to get out your magnifying glass.  (or I'll just tell you...that is simply a realtor's sign whose surname is Curley.  made me happy.)

After our 4 days in Dublin, we got our rental car and began the drive up to Northern Ireland.  Stay tuned for that installment!

1 comment:

  1. I love the old architecture. What a rush it must have been to see it all. Did you ever pinch yourself to see if you being there was real?
    Thanks for all your pictures and posts.