Ireland day 0722. Wednesday 20 September 2023- Visitors Day1
|Took the DART into Dublin and visited the National Gallery, Chester Beattie and IFI. I took a brief detour to Glasnevin midway. Train back to Malahide and pizza for dinner
|Bright, cool and breezy with an occasional shower. Moderate westerly wind. Appx 17C
|Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
(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):
Hills of Howth walk
(Summary blog only. Last full blog was Day 0368).
The first full day with our visitors. After the hangover from last night’s drinks (!) began to clear, we decided to make our way into Dublin to do a bit of sightseeing. So we caught a DART about 11 and headed straight from Heuston up to the National Gallery of Ireland. After a good look round (while Val and I dashed off to find Champagne glasses – as you do), we reconvened for lunch.
After lunch, Val and our guests ambled across Dublin to have a look at the Chester Beattie gallery while I peeled off on the no 4 bus up to Glasnevin for an engagement. Once that was out of the way, I re-joined the others at the Chester Beattie and we enjoyed refreshments in the café together.
A wander through Temple Bar and then a quick journey back on the diesel from Tara St saw us speedily back in Malahide where we enjoyed a fabulous bottle of champagne (brought by our friends) and the pizza for dinner. A very fulfilling day.
Today’s photos (click to enlarge)
|Tolka River from Glasnevin
|Walking up to Temple Bar
|Looking out of the Chester Beattie gallery onto the Dubh Linn garden
|Some info about the Temple Bar and Mr Temple
|In Brown Thomas this lunchtime. Surely not!!
(No map today)