Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

There's not much castle left to Dublin Castle. The day we were there it was closed to the public for some kind of festival the next day. We could peep through the gates at the cobblestone courtyard.

The wikipedia article is here and their website is here.


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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Temple Bar isn't a bar in Dublin. Well, it kinda is. It really is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey. The streets are narrow and twisting and lined with bars and restaurants. There is a bar in that area that is named the Temple Bar Pub.

The wikipedia article is here.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

The Ha'penny Bridge is a foot bridge across the River Liffey. It got its name for the original toll, a half penny.

The wikipedia article is here.


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Friday, July 18, 2008

Custom House, Dublin, Ireland

The Custom House in Dublin is located on the north bank of the River Liffey, between Butt Bridge and Talbot Memorial Bridge.

The wikipedia article is here and their web site is here.


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Sunday, July 13, 2008

General Post Office, Dublin, Ireland

During the Easter Rising of 1916 Dublin's General Post Office served as the headquarters of the uprising's leaders.

Just to the Northeast in front of the Post Office is the Spire of Dublin. This looks like a flag pole but it is a "sculpture."

The wikipedia article is here.


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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin was founded in 1191. Dublin is unique in having two cathedrals, St. Patrick's and Christchurch.

The wikipedia article is here. Their web site is here.

My pictures begin here.


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Friday, July 04, 2008

Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

In Dublin, our hotel was directly across the street from Christchurch Cathedral. The cathedral was begun in 1038.

We had the most amazing view. We also had a front row seat for the bell ringing!


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The wikipedia article is here and their web site is here.

Watch for the picture of the cat and the rat. The story goes that they were found mummified inside the organ when it was renovated.


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