Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ireland 2015: Dublin

After pushing our way across the country on the 29th and stopping for lunch at a very swanky Barack Obama gas station in his ancestral home of Moneygall, we rolled into Dublin mid-afternoon. We threw our stuff down, waited for the brief hail storm to pass (bizarre!), and then set out to explore.

We found Dublin Castle and took our picture that we take each trip, walked through Temple Bar to get to Ha’penny Bridge, ducked into Hard Rock CafĂ© for drinks/ice cream during a quick rain storm, listened to some street musicians, and then stumbled upon the best place for dinner and live music right in the heart of Temple Bar- the Old Storehouse. Two awesome musicians with a guitar and a ukulele serenaded us with “From Galway to Graceland” (which we had never heard of but loved). We could have stayed there all night, but we had packing to do since we were leaving in the morning. So we headed back to the hotel and made a loop through Christ Church’s yard.

On the morning of the 30th, we headed to the Dublin airport bright and early. Our flight to Atlanta was 8.5 hours, and HG only took an hour or so nap. She entertained herself well though, watching movies and playing on her Nintendo DS, and they fed us at least three times. Ice cream makes everything better! We had a decent layover in Atlanta, but snacks and drinks in the Sky Club make time fly. We made it home around 7:30 p.m., and Grandma and Peggy were waiting on us in baggage claim. What a wonderful trip but so glad to be home!

Jurys Inn Christchurch2015-05-29 15.54.36Our view of the church2015-05-29 15.56.24Dublin Castle {2003}Dublin058{2007}Z10M1015{2015}2015-05-29 16.45.11CF6C1659CF6C1663CF6C1669CF6C1679CF6C1683Ha’penny Bridge over River Liffey {2003}159801-R1-4_3{2015}2015-05-29 17.01.21Temple Bar: Our girl that loves New Orleans felt right at home here.CF6C1701The Old Storehouse2015-05-29 18.59.182015-05-29 18.58.43As soon as you enter, you go down a huge staircase and enter what feels like an old Irish kitchen or pub. Beautifully decorated and great food and music.CF6C17122015-05-29 19.15.51
Christ Church CathedralP10709482015-05-29 19.36.16 HDR2015-05-29 19.37.43Headed home!2015-05-30 09.02.002015-05-30 11.19.482015-05-30 12.32.08Sky Club girl2015-05-30 14.15.41

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