Dublin-Bus Tour


By this time we had gotten the hang of the Luas and agreed that it was a great way to get in and out of central Dublin. We met lovely people on our back and forth route to the hotel.

We had also figured out that we should delay our first meal of the day until we were in Dublin’s City Centre. On this day we were in for a special treat-vegan doughnuts from the Rolling Donut.

It was the morning of Hallowe’en. We saw costumes wherever we went, but the gang at the donut shop were our favourites.

We walked in the cold and rain to the Hop On and Hop Off Bus (we hopped on and stayed there). And enjoyed the sights from the warm bus. This was our first glimpse of Trinity College home to 18,000 students and alumni of Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Edmund Burke. Trinity is one of seven ancient universities of great Britain & Ireland founded in 1592. I longed to visit their famous library but it was not to be on this trip.

I love the doors in Ireland and had once written a blog post in their celebration.

I also loved their vine covered buildings.

This beautiful stained glass also caught my eye. The original theatre now called 3 Olympia Theatre was opened in 1879.

Three Sisters on a bus after we had wiped chocolate doughnuts off of our faces.

A quick glance of St Stephen’s Green.

As the largest cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sights in Ireland, St Patrick’s has been at the heart of Dublin and Irish history for over 800 years.

This next stop was self explanatory. Everyone who knew that we were going to Dublin asked if we would tour Guinness. I already know what the inside of a brewery looks like and I don’t care for stout so I was happy for a quick glimpse of it from the bus.

This is the Wellington memorial in Phoenix Park. It reminded me of the the Washington Memorial in Washington DC.

This beautiful example of old Irish Architecture was one of our last tour stops. Detailed in my favourite colour, I wondered what it would say if these walls could talk?

Kath’s quote: “May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!”

Love never fails.

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