Ireland day 0851. Saturday 27 January 2024- Family Guests 01 *

Ireland day 0851. Saturday 27 January 2024- Family Guests 01
Today’s summary Went into Dublin for an excellent and refreshing walk round Phoenix Park with James and Katie.   Lunch at the café in Farmleigh and then dinner at Townyard restaurant in Malahide in the evening
Today’s weather Dry and bright with high cloud an occasional sun.   Light south 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)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Phoenix and Farmleigh with James and Katie

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

A lovely day in Dublin today with James and Katie.

We took the DART around 11:00 into town then the Luas over to Heuston station.   From there, in essence, we did a clockwise circumnavigation of Phoenix Park and Farmleigh – a decent 15km / 9mi leg-stretch which is always enjoyable whatever the season.

We didn’t see any deer today, but winter aconites, snowdrops and even some daffodils were poking their heads up into the winter daylight.   Lunch at the café in Farmleigh then a brisk stroll back down the north side of the park, round the back of the Zoo, back to Heuston.

We’re back in Malahide now after a remarkably swift DART ride back (I fell asleep), and we are off out to dinner in Townyard restaurant in a few moments.   I need to stop now and slip into something more comfortable, as they say.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

From the terrace at the back of Kilmainham Hospital overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens The Hospital – an imposing building
Carely balancing requied to cross the c=stream in the Furry Glen without getting wet feet Lonesome palm?   Looks a bit our of place against Dublin’s cool grey skies
Brussel sprout farm in Phoenix Park elicited mixed responses Back at Heuston at the end.   Obligatory team selfie!
Lonely figures in the near-empty courtyard of Kilmainham Hospital.  Can’t help thinking that a lot more could be made of this magnificant facility
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 15465 m
Max elevation: 59 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 206 m
Total descent: -205 m
Total time: 03:58:21
Download file: Phoenix and Farmleigh compressed corrected.gpx

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