Travels in Dublin – Day 1

June 27, 2012

We did not arrive in Dublin until 9 pm on 25th so our first full day here did not start until now.  However, from 10 pm until after 12 on the evening of the 25th I listened to some great Irish musicians in the Cobblestone pub just a few yards from our hotel.

Our first port of call on the 26th was the Guinness Storehouse where after touring the show brewery we sampled the product high up in the Company’s Gravity Bar which offers great views of the city.

Then we walked into the city passed St Patrick’s Cathedral where Jonathan Swift is buried.  From there we passed Dublin Castle and lunched at the nearby Queen of Tarts café.  In the afternoon we viewed the Book of Kells and the magnificent library in Trinity College.  We returned to our hotel for a few hours rest then headed back to the centre of the city to Temple bar where we dined and listened to more traditional Irish music.

Finally we retired to our hotel well after midnight after a tiring but well spent day.