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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ireland - Part 5 - Dublin

Dublin, Ireland, is a pretty interesting place.  In fact, during my visit in 2004, I found it to be wonderful, interesting, and left me wanting more.  With all of the history in this city, there were many modern touches here and there including a wine bar, a fabulous Italian restaurant with a delicious cheese platter, and some outstanding fish and chips to be found at local restaurants and pubs.

Aside from the food, there was more to see including some great shopping on Grafton Street and at the St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre.  The Guiness Brewery even had the modern facelift going on.  It is quite a visitors center with exhibits and the gravity bar on the seventh floor.

History abounds everywhere in the Dublin.  I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Dublin Castle and the Book of Kells at Trinity College.  I feel like I only got to experience the tip of the iceberg in Dublin.  I must say that some cities think of tourists as strangers in a strange land interfering with the normal progression of city life.  I did not get that feeling at all in Dublin, Ireland, or anywhere in Ireland for that matter.  People were just nice.

Below are some of my favorite photos of Dublin, Ireland - Copyrighted to me 2004.

St. Stephen's Green

Grafton Street
 
St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

The visitors center that was in an old church.

Guinness Brewery

View of the Wellington Monument from Guinness

Dublin Castle

Papel Cross at Phoenix Park

Trinity College

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