Ireland Day 20 - Dublin

Thursday, 28 September 2023 19:34

Time for my final full day on this excellent trip to Ireland and I suppose fitting that I spent it in the capital, Dublin. I chose my hotel on the edge of Howth partly because it was only a short walk to Sutton station where the DART train takes 20 minutes to get into central Dublin and it worked as advertised with trains every 15 minutes or so. After storm Senga yesterday it was mild overcast and relatively wind free today, ideal for walking around but not necessarily for photos. The captions will give an idea of where the photos were taken. I made an effort to find interesting places that were not necessarily the most popular and this was a success. The headline picture is in major tourist territory in Temple Bar though.

After getting off the train at Connolly Station my first stop was at the Famine Memorial by the Liffy

Along the Liffy is the attractive Customs House

A little street art

Oscar Wilde features outside restaurants and in Merrion Square Park

Embassies abound in the lovely Georgian area around key government buildings including one of Dublin’s famous doors.

Iveagh Garden was an urban oasis with a lovely grotto and a moving memorial to the thousands who have died defending human rights around the world

This is in St Stephen’s Green Park where a surprise sighting was a tufted duck

I took the green line tram down to the Liffy from St Stephen’s Park and took a look at the halfpenny bridge

A few photos from Temple Bar including the Rory Gallagher Corner with a couple of fine photo exhibitions

The tower is at the Jameson old distillery. My legs were not up to the 220 steps. This area is not as posh as Temple Bar

Some sights at King’s Inn. This is the hungry tree that eats benches and another bit of fine artwork on a door

My DART at Sutton Station

Back to my digs as the light fades with a cockler and a kite surfer and a bit of industry