Saturday, May 8, 2010

Irish Spring

We went to Dublin for a long weekend!  In late March, my friend Paula mentioned a great deal on Travel Zoo -- airfare, hotel and free full Irish breakfast.  What a deal!  So she, her daughter Ann, Pete and I took off for Ireland last Thursday.  We returned on Tuesday, after waiting for the ash from Eyjafjallajokull to blow away.

Ireland has a rich cultural history and we saturated ourselves with it.  We saw Michael Gambon in a Beckett play at the Gate Theater, toured the Writer's Museum, climbed Joyce's tower by the seaside, saw the Book of Kells at Trinity College, wandered through the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery, had a pint and fish and chips at O'Neill's pub while listening to traditional Irish music, toured Kilmainham Gaol, shopped Grafton Street and Temple Bar, drove south to the seaside town of Wexford where walked the grounds of Johnstown Castle, then had dinner in the second best spa in the world -- Monart, in Enniscorthy. 
More on our travels soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did we really do all of that? It was great being with you and Peter on our Irish weekend!