Sunday, 4 August 2013

Ireland Trip - Dublin Day 1

Thursday started with quite heavy rain. We left Navan, and cleaned up the car at a shopping centre carpark, once the rain eased off. After dropping off the car at Dublin Airport, we took a local bus into Dublin. While we sat and had our lunch at Trinity College, we saw that there was a big long line of people waiting to see the 'Book of Kells' – it stretched around the quadrangle. For the afternoon we went to the National Library of Ireland to start research on the family. Although it was supposed to close at 5pm, we were kicked out at 4:45, so walked back to our accommodation at The Townhouse Hotel. This place had an interesting history, and was decorated to match. Dinner was across the road at O'Sheas Pub, and of course I had to have a Guinness! Unfortunately, our room was on the 3rd floor right at the front, and it was very hard to sleep with the noise of traffic and people in the street, so I had quite a bad night.

Skylight at our Hotel in Navan

Skylight at our Hotel in Navan

Trinity College lineup to see the Book of Kells

National Library of Ireland

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