Ireland day 0769. Monday 06 November 2023- Visitors from UK 2 *

Ireland day 0769. Monday 06 November 2023- Visitors from UK 2
Today’s summary Went into Dublin with our friends.   Visited the Natural History Museum, National Gallery, Dublin Castle, Brogan’s bar in Dame Street.   Finished off a busy day with dinner at the Greedy Goose in Malahide
Today’s weather Dry and bright with plenty of sun.   Strong westerly wind.   Appx 10c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(No GPX today)

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

Our friends’ second day in Dublin with us.   So after another relatively leisurely morning, we took a DART into town about 11am.   We had a good look round and really enjoyed everywhere being very quiet.   After a look around the various sights in Merrion Street, we dropped in briefly to  the Natural History Museum to check out the Megalocerus giganteus then went into the National Gallery for lunch and a look around the art.

Later in the afternoon, we walked through to College Green via Trinity College and then on to the Castle via Molly Malone and the Powerscourt shopping centre.   The castle was delightfully deserted so we had plenty of time and space to look at the various installations on display.   By the time we came out, it was getting dark and we felt in need of refreshment.   So we crossed the road and went to Brogan’s Bar for a couple of quick glasses of Guinness.

After a cold wait for a train at Tara St, we arrived in Malahide at about 7:45pm and went straight out for dinner at the Greedy Goose and had very enjoyable tapas.   So now we are back in the flat, beginning to warm up after a chilly day out, and starting to plan tomorrow’s activities.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Oscar is lurking somewhere in the background, outside the pub in Westland Row (where he was born) Oscar Wilde looking enigmatic in Merrion Square
In the National Gallery “Sphere in sphere” in Trinity College
Feline visitor to Dublin castle forecourt? St Patrick’s Hall – curiously empty – in the castle
In the castle courtyard as evening fell
Interactive map

(No map today)

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