Last Day in Dublin

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
We spent our last day in Dublin doing what most people do on their first day - seeing the famous sights.
We began with Trinity College, a beautiful campus, and home to the Book of Kells - the oldest illuminated manuscript in Ireland . Next we walked the short distance to Christ Church Cathedral, the cathedral of Dublin, past Dublin Castle (now the city hall), then on to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the cathedral of Ireland. Here we went for a guided tour and learnt the history of this 800 year old church. The building was completely renovated by the Guinness family in the 19th century and is the burial sight for Johnathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels.
The afternoon was spent taking part in less lofty pursuits such as window shopping (and a little real shopping as well). First, however, we stopped for a light lunch at The Bank, a stunning former Bank Of Ireland building turned restaurant/bar.  
After wandering about for most of the afternoon we stopped for a pint (or two) at The George, before heading back to our hotel to freshen up before supper.
We ate our final Irish evening meal at a pub on the south side of the river called Bruxselles, went for an evening stroll and back to the Hotel.
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I think you were suitably impressed with Dublin yes? I sure am! Did you sing Molly Malone at some point while you were there...I hope so!