Lockdown Armchair Travel – Ireland – Dublin – June 2019

It was just a year ago that our British Isles cruise set sail to seven exciting ports and Dublin was one of them. Having only visited Ireland twice before, and not for many years, it was high time we had a lovely day in the Irish capital. Unfortunately we had to dodge the raindrops all day!

So when you think of Dublin, what do you think of?

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Other drinks are available of course, but for whatever reason, Guinness always tastes better in Ireland. Maybe Dublin brings to mind this chap? (The one on the left)

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Art is well represented

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This was my favourite picture during our brief trundle around – Caravaggio’s Taking of Christ

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The heavens opened and we took shelter in here – only to discover it was the Parliament Building. They were kind enough to let us in, but were even happier when we left. I offered to sign the vistors book – the offer was refused.

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I can only assume that Molly Malone’s breasts are part of a good luck ritual.

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In the world of Dance, Dublin is responsible for a very important modern classic

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which just so happened to be playing at the Gaiety whilst we were there (but not on that day)

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Meanwhile the city is full of hustle and bustle, like all cities

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with attractive modern shopping and dining areas

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whilst retaining a charming elegance

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and lovely green spaces

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Possibly the most fascinating place we visited was the Masonic Hall – opened up for individual visitors, full of history and very beautiful.

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There was only one person in Dublin whose fashion sense was more outrageous than this character:

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And that’s this character:

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Thanks for joining me on this little jaunt around Dublin. Next blog will be back to the old theatre trips and some more shows in July and August 1980. Stay safe!

 

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