It was a most happy summer day, I was bumming around Dublin Town, armed with a camera. – And, behold!, the moment presented itself! I was taking pictures of The Dublin Bridges, and the one I got of The James Joyce Bridge, is the best yet.
What to do i Dublin? I couldn’t answer that.. It’s a big city. They got it all. – Good, and bad. I got some pictures from some of the places I’ve visited. (Mind you, I’ve been in town 15 times, and I still got 30 items on my «I would like to do that»-list). By the way, if you’re new in town, I recommend the different walking tours listed in The Lonely Planet «Dublin City Guide». Easy to pick what interests you.
Where to stay when you’re in Town….?
If you stay in Hostels, The Krokket Team strongly recommend:
Isaac’s Hostel, 2 Frenchman’s Lane, or Jacob’s Inn, Talbot Place. (Same company).
Both places are one – 1 – minute walk from The Busaras \ The Central Bus Station.
The staff is friendly, it’s nice, clean, safe and not too expensive.
And, there’s The Beergarden at Isaac’s, a burger and a beer, € 5…….
Book your bed on Hostels.com:
The Birthplace of a Nation; The General Post Office.
In 1916 Patrick Pearse read The Proclamation of the Irish Republic in front of The GPO.
Sadly, the pictures of the heroes of 1916, are no longer on display inside.
(Some crazy politicians are even trying to sell the building to devellopers. – Sacrilege).
In order to see some of the pictures, like this original print:
You have to join The 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour. It’s starts out at The International Bar, at 23 Wicklow Street. The guide is very good. http://www.1916rising.com/
The Glasnevin Cemtary is the last resting place for many important and famous Irishmen.
Daniel O’Connel, C. S. Parnell, De Valera, B. Behan and Michael Collins, among others.
Croke Park is one of the finest stadiums in europe. http://www.crokepark.ie/
Football and Herling: http://www.gaa.ie/
(Not forgetting the stadium’s darkest event: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croke_Park).
The relatively «small island» of Ireland, population about 5 million, has bread 4 writers awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature. (Yeats, Shaw, Beckett and Heaney). If you are interested in literature, you’ll enjoy a visit to The Dublin Writer’s Museum.
http://www.writersmuseum.com/ The Bookshop is very good!
I wasn’t too convinced by the exhibition at The James Joyce Centre:
But there’s a lot going on in town: http://www.jamesjoyce.ie/
If you’re intersted in more on James Joyce, I recommend a halfday trip, (by DART), to Sandycove, and The James Joyce Tower. Coming back, have lunch at Charles Fitzgerald’s.
For Whiskey-freaks, a visit to The Jameson Museum, is compulsory.
(Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin).
http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/age_verification.aspx (kjell magne).
Situated in the middle of O’Connel Street, it does very well as a meetingpoint:
The Millennium Spire, finished 2003(!).
(Photo by Mr. Thomas, Map Man with The England Krokket Team).
For the more spiritual visitors, I recommend:
St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. http://www.procathedral.ie/
The Famine Monument, Custom House Quay
The Prick with Stick
The Garden of Rememberance, Parnell Square East.
Daytrip, well half a day, anyway! Hike from The Howt Summit down to the harbour.
Before wisiting the restaurant The Deep. http://www.deep.ie/
12 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin. T: 01 806 3921. E: email@example.com
They did have an M-Star for several years in a row. Best meal I’ve had in Ireland.
(Better than the two dinners in Kinsale). 🙂
From The National Leprechaun
Arbour Hill Cemetary
The military cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the executed leaders of the insurrection of 1916. Among those buried there are Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and Major John Mc Bride. The leaders were executed in Kilmainham and then their bodies were transported to Arbour Hill, where they were buried.
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I know, there’s a 110 places not mentioned. And a few I have seen, but don’t have a decent photo of. I may get them at some point.
«There’s always next year!»
Got any useful comments? Pictures? Let me know!
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