Sunday, July 20
Caroline and Ed suggested at breakfast that we walk over to Merrion Square - both to see the Sunday art-on-the-fence exhibits there and see the park inside the square. Dublin has wonderful public art, including an expressive statue of Oscar Wilde and a chair dedicated to the actor played "Father Ted" in the British TV series from about ten years ago. (We are now enjoying the series at home on DVD - it is that hysterical British humor, John Cleese-style.)
After lunch, Tom and I went to the National Museum of Archeology (no photography allowed) to see some terrific exhibits from Stone Age Ireland on forward, including an incredible exhibit of gold artifacts (see http://www.museum.ie). Dublin is a great walking city, so we got a lot of exercise doing these activities, so another delicious dinner at Buswells Hotel dining room, where Ed and Caroline have stayed before.