I’ve been back in Ireland since Sunday. Jack and I took the train from London to Holyhead and then the three hour super ferry to Dublin Port. It has been solid sunshine ever since.
Today, after a few days recuperating and a cold (on my part), we decided to have a fancy breakfast in town and stroll around looking at the sights.
First, we had to get into town. We caught the 9am DART from Killiney to Pearse Street. It took just over half an hour and was simply packed with people out chasing the sun. Here is a picture of me with my Leap Card. The first time I’ve needed it in 18 months!
Luckily, we got to Buswells Hotel before the chef closed the kitchen. It’s a really lovely hotel that I know some people who read the blog are familiar with. You should stay there and eat their breakfast. This is what it looks like. A full Irish with bacon, sausage, pudding, beans, tomato and mushroom. I skipped the tomato, of course.
Next, Jack and I went to feed the ducks (and gulls and pigeons and swans) at St Stephen’s Green. Unfortunately, the sunny weather has turned the generally nice Green into a dumping ground. Was not as picturesque as it was when I visited in Autumn. Can’t wait for the winter to come so people will stay away from the parks!
After that we walked up to St Patrick’s Cathedral. There were three Viking Tours stopping by at the same time. It was like walking around Valhalla!
Finally, we walked back down to O’Connell Street. I explained a bit about the Uprising to Jack and showed him the bullet holes in the General Post Office. We spent a while trying to figure out the Spire and then went back to Killiney via DART for an ice cream and a lot of time sunning in the backyard.
And that was Wednesday.