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Aug 22, 2015 - Rick Steves Dublin

August 22- Touring Dublin with guides We met with our group the next morning and with our tour guide for today, Grace, a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin. She walked us down to the Parnell statute in Parnell Square and told us about Charles Parnell and the important role he played in the late 1800’s in pushing for local Irish rule and Irish freedom. Unfortunately his effort was derailed by a sex scandal when it was discovered that he had been having an affair with a married woman—Katherine (“Kitty”) O’Shea. Parnell died in disgrace...

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Aug 21, 2015 - Touring Dublin on our own

August 21-Touring Dublin and meeting the group. We had a free day today, so we slept in, then went looking to be tourists. We bought tickets on the Hop on Hop off bus. To Susan’s surprise I stayed awake on the bus. This was a very good way to survey the sights in the city. We saw Trinity College, St. Stephens Green, the Temple Bar area, Dublin Castle, the Kilhairnen Jail, the Guinness Storehouse, the Jameson Distillery, and O’Connell Street. We hit all the major sightseeing areas and used the bus to decide what we would go back to. We took...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Travel to Ireland

August 20-Traveling to Dublin We left Chester and almost immediately were in Wales. The road signs were in Welsh with English subtitles. We didn’t stop anywhere and tried to photograph the occasional castle, but this is mainly a travel day. We drove to Holyhead, which is on the far western tip of Wales and left our rental car at the ferry dock. We literally parked right outside the entrance to the ferry terminal, much like leaving your rental car at a private airpark. We walked about 30 yards to the terminal. At the ferry they check your...

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Aug 17, 2015 - Dublin Hop on Hop Off Tour

We had a really fun and busy day, we took the taxi to the train station in Dalkey and the train to Dublin. Once at the train station in Dublin, we boarded another transport vehicle that looks like a subway, but it’s above ground. I told Jerry we took every kind of transportation today other than a boat. :-) We met a lady at the train station that showed us the way to the Hop on Hop off Dublin Tour. We asked her where to get on the bus and she said she would show us. Boy, she definitely went the extra mile, she got on the trolley with us and...

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Aug 12, 2015 - Dublin, Ireland

This is a quick update to let everyone know we have safely arrived in Dublin. We had a long day, our flight didn’t leave Milan until 10:00 PM. We arrived in Dublin at 11:15, after gaining one hour with the time change. We are exhausted and will be resting for the next couple of days. Our apartment is fabulous, we have incredible views of the sea and even a lighthouse view from our huge window. Airbnb.com is definitely the way to travel. We have a lot of exploring to do, check back later for much more.

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Jun 19, 2015 - Ireland - Two days in Dublin

We had two full days to explore Dublin. Thursday morning we hopped back on our bus with Dave at the wheel. We also had a tour guide on board to conduct the city tour. It was better when Willie did both jobs. :) Our first stop was at Trinity College to view, among other things, the Book of Kells. As we were getting off the bus we saw the Knobs & Knockers Storefront and snapped a picture. Apparently it is in substantially more pictures than its size or sales would justify. A good chuckle anyhow. Although we did seem to have priority access in...

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May 29, 2015 - A Day In Dublin (part 5)

And so I finish Dublin with my last entry. We then walked to our next event ~ a two hour canal dinner cruise which takes us through numerous locks. It was very interesting to see how the process works and it is the same system that Guinness used to transport their goods out to sea for shipping and for receiving their products needed for brewing. We had a nice dinner and along with it a one man band Irish entertainer. It was a great time. We found Dublin to be very vibrant. Straight away (as they say) we found the Irish people to be a...

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May 29, 2015 - A Walk In Dublin (part 4)

We also made a stop along the way at Christ Church. I know it is old and dates back to around 1030. The filming of THE TUDORS was also done here and there were costumes of the era to view. For mor info, here is a link: http://christchurchcathedral.ie/about/history/

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May 29, 2015 - Day In Dublin (part 3)

I am editing this on the bus on Saturday on the way to Killarny. After our visit to Guiness, we continued on waking into Dublin and stopped at the Dublin Castle. We found it interesting that part of the filming of THE TUDORS, which we were able to watch on Netflix, was filmed both here at Dublin Castle and Christ Church will be the next entry. Once again, very historical. Here is a very brief outline of the castle from its online source: Dublin Castle is situated in the very heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the...

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May 29, 2015 - A Day In Dublin (part 1)

Today we had a very nice day touring Dublin. I will break this up into a couple of different parts. First we had a tour of Trinity College which compares to Yale or Harvard. It's not how much you have, who you know, but all about your academics. The greatest attraction at the college is the BOOK OF KELLS probably produced around the 9th century. Just beautiful We also did a quick tour of The Long Room Library. I encourage you to read up on it. Late, wiped out, the end

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May 28, 2015 - Dublin and home - a few last thoughts on our trip

Another trip in the books, ending up in Dublin. Thirty years since we were here last and, while the main sights and buildings haven't changed - Trinity College is still there (it would have been so cool to study abroad there!); St. Stephen's Green is remains a beautiful oasis in the city, especially on a warm, sunny day as it was when we arrived, with people enjoying the fountains, ponds, flowers and lawns. college students studying (or not!), couples sitting in secluded corners, tourists wandering through; O'connor Street, with its...

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May 28, 2015 - Thursday ~ Belfast, Northern Ireland to Dublin, Ireland

ROAD TO DUBLIN - 2nd Leg After our time in Belfast, we headed south to Dublin. We had a free night on our own, so the four of us headed out on the town for the evening. We screwed up on directions trying to find McGlaughlins Pub and went right instead of left out the alley of the hotel. So we asked the locals and ended up at Dunphy's Pub. Older place but it's where we had our first drink in Ireland. We decided to try to find McGlaughlins and headed back there. Great Pub. Live Irish music. Good crowd. Sat next to our first two Irishmen and...

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