Ireland day 0495. Sunday 05 February 2023- Walking Tour *

Ireland day 0495. Sunday 05 February 2023- Walking Tour
Today’s summary Val was at work and I joined a Walking Club exploration of Dublin on foot.   An interesting excursion and went to plenty of new places.   Stopped off at the Silver Penny for a quick drink on the way back to Malahide then Val made Lough Avalla chilli con carne for dinner
Today’s weather Bright dry and sunny pretty much all day, with brilliant blue skies.   Light southerly breeze.   Cold and frosty this morning, appx 7C later
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Dublin Walking Tour DWC

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Val was back to work this morning, so I decided to join a walking club exploration of Dublin.   It was a bit different to our normal excursions which usually visit parks or countryside.

It turned out to be a really interesting tour round some of the slightly off-the-beaten-path parts of Dublin, many of which I hadn’t seen before.   The excellent weather certainly helped to make the day even more enjoyable.   Finished off with a quick drink in the Silver Penny before heading back to Malahide on the DART.

When I got back, I discovered Val had returned ahead of me and had miraculously managed to conjure up a chilli con carne (more Lough Avalla beef) which I’m about to go off and enjoy now.

An excellent day all round!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Rustic grotto and cascade in Iveagh Gardens.   Looking for all the world like a tropical island.   In the middle of Dublin. February rose!   Flowering enthusiastically in the small garden behind the MoLI
“The two faces of Oscar Wilde” – statue in St Stephen’s Green (the left hand side of his face is happy, the right is sad) “Floating Gardens” on Earlston Terrace
An Dún Cuimhneacháin in Merrion Square – a memorial to fallen Irish Defence forces. An eternal flame burns inside the pyramid Connolly station on the way home this evening.   It’s a bit quieter than usual, partly perhaps because this weekend services are suspended north of Malahide because of engineering works
Bronze statue of renowned writer Patrick Cavanagh, comfortably seated overlooking the Grand Canal in Charlemont
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 6926 m
Max elevation: 26 m
Min elevation: 10 m
Total climbing: 117 m
Total descent: -118 m
Total time: 03:19:05
Download file: Dublin Tour DWC compressed corrected.gpx

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