Monday, 23 March 2015

On Monday, we started as usual at Starbucks, and walked to Kilkenneys, near Trinity College. We took the tour bus (tickets are good for two days!) to Dublin Castle and followed the self-guiding tour there.

Tower at Dublin Castle

Tower at Dublin Castle

Checking that the mirrors work

Checking that the mirrors work

A throne room

A throne room

A round room

A round room

The Chandelier in the round room

The Chandelier in the round room

We walked to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and looked around.

St. Patrick Stone

St. Patrick Stone

Seal outside St. Patrick's Cathedral

Seal outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Inside St. Patrick's Cathedral

Inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Then, we hopped on the bus to the Jameson Distillery.

Outside the Old Jameson Distillery

Outside the Old Jameson Distillery

We were a little early for our 2:00 tour, so we had lunch at Christophe’s Cafe. I had a beef stew and an Irish coffee. Both were tasty.

We followed the Jameson tour and had a comparative whiskey tasting. The tour was interesting and fun. It was enlightening to taste the difference between Scotch, Irish, and American whiskies. We took the bus back to the hotel.

We walked to Merrion Square and then to the National Gallery, but it was about to close.

A Path in Merrion Square

A Path in Merrion Square

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

For the Android fans

For the Android fans

We then walked to St. Stephen’s Green, and to a nearby mall.

Building and street near St. Stephen's Green

Building and street near St. Stephen’s Green

Path at St. Stephen's Green

Path at St. Stephen’s Green

St. Stephen's Green

St. Stephen’s Green

Arch at St. Stephen's Green

Arch at St. Stephen’s Green

Then, we found ourselves at Wagamama for dinner. After Pad Thai and Gyoza, we walked to Neary’s for a pint of Guinness.