Our four days in Dublin were like being in a story book. Although I adored France, it was an unexpected surprise to hear English again. I was very nervous to visit Ireland because I’ve always wanted to go, but I couldn’t have been happier with our time there. Our cabbie gave us an impressingly detailed 40 minute history lesson on our ride from the airport, and he was just the first of many skilled story-tellers we met while we were in Dublin.
We were told the weather was unseasonably hot while we were there, and we soaked it up. We stayed in a charming little inn called Cliff Townhouse on the Green just across the way from St. Stephen’s Green. The rooms were bright and neat, and the breakfast was scrumptuous. The city was a very manageable size and easy to get around. Our first day we took the hop-on, hop-off bus to see the city, and it was a perfect way to get an overview of the city.
Bradford & Cole
Meeting up with our friends Cole and Bradford in Dublin was the impetus for our whole trip, and as usual, it was a blast to spend time with them (and face off against our favorite Spades partners). We cooked up this whole scheme when we were visiting them in Austin last november as soon as we found out that Cole would be teaching in Oxford over the summer.
My Dublin Favorites:
*Grogan’s Pub (beautiful art on the walls, lots of local Dubliners, a cooler filled with ham and cheese sandwhiches that they toast for you (!), and of course-Guinness)
*St. Stephen’s Green (like I told you>Story Book)
I wish we could have stowed away in Cole and Bradford’s suitcases for their trip to the Irish coast.
Next time. . .