Dublin: Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol (“gaol” is an old spelling for “jail” but is pronounced the same way) was the last historical site I toured during my visit to Dublin. It’s listed on the major tour bus routes, and I recommend getting here early in the day. I arrived just after it closed the day before, and I […]

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Crisscrossing Dublin

I’ve mentioned repeatedly that I really enjoy walking while I explore a new city. It’s great exercise, and I like being “on the ground,” so to speak. But I’m not a travel snob. I will gladly hop onto a tour bus, and I booked a 48-hour ticket on the CitySightseeing Dublin service to take me to […]

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Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse

There are numerous great things to do in Dublin, and I did as many of them as I could in the three days I was there. One of the highlights, though, was visiting the Guinness Storehouse. I had been looking forward to this visit for weeks. It’s a really great tour, and the facility is […]

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Arriving in Dublin, Ireland

The picture above shows my first glimpse of Ireland from above the Irish Sea inside an Aer Lingus turboprop. Here’s another on our approach into Dublin: My mother’s side of the family has been in Alabama for generations, but they originally came from Ireland. So traveling to Dublin for the first time was a cool opportunity for me. […]

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