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Trinity College & Hugh Lane Gallery

Our second full day in Dublin started off with Hurricane Ali. Down graded to Storm Ali once it hit land, it brought winds of 100 km/h and knocked down large tree limbs through out the city. There were 2 blocking the road outside our hotel when we got up. We braved the pounding wind (no rain yay!) and tried to …

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Chester Beatty Library

This was a heavy marching day. On the way back toward the hotel we stopped by the small and quite amazing Chester Beatty library. I’ve got a bit it thing for old illuminat manuscripts and enjoy the old Islamic design.  So this was a neat trip. Arts of the Book, a permanent exhibition of almost 600 objects from the Library’s …

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Dublin walk about town

On our first full day in Dublin we covered 3 of the main neighborhoods and got a good overview of the city center. Here is what we were up to. Yeat’s painting We took a short city bus ride and walked through the Trinty College on the way to the National Gallery of Ireland. Upon entry we discovered the 5 …

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Sunday Roast! oh and church too

We have arrived in Dublin! Our direct flight on Aer Lingus was comfortable and quick, first time we have flown direct to Europe in a long time. (Usually too rich for our blood). K navigated the Dublin leftsided driving like a champ after staying up all night on the plane and we arrived at our hotel around 3:00 in the …