Exploring Dublin 2 : Travel Reminiscences

Exploring Dublin 2 : Travel Reminiscences

Travel reminiscences of our wonderful holiday in Ireland 2009

Our ‘Hop on-Hop off’ bus tour in Dublin continues ….  across O’Connell Bridge over the River Liffey into Southeast Dublin

Main entrance to Trinity College founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I on the site of an Augustinian monastery


Hubby and I came back to Trinity College on the day we arrived back in Dublin from our 10 day self-drive tour but unfortunately the Long Room and the Old Library were closed for the day.  The Old Library houses the Book of Kells ‘the most richly decorated of Ireland’s medieval illuminated manuscripts which may have been the work of monks from Iona, who fled to Kells in AD 806 after a Viking raid.  The book, which was moved to Trinity College in the 17th century, contains the four gospels in Latin.’    I really really wanted to see this but we ran out of time 🙁

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Two statues on either side of the main entrance … Edmund Burke 1729-1797 – Irish statesman born in Dublin; author, orator, political theorist and philosopher ….

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Oliver Goldsmith 1728 – 1774 – Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet …

IMG_9275-Oliver Goldsmith  (1864)

Trinity College fence …

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National Gallery …

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Government building – formerly the Royal College of Science …


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Shelbourne Hotel – 5 star Renaissance hotel overlooking St Steven’s Green …


Mayor’s residence …

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Outside the Central Bank is a Money Tree …

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Hubby and I stayed on the bus until we reached the Dublinia once again, where we got off to explore this interesting Viking exhibition and Christ Church Cathedral – linked by a covered bridge ….  next post in my ‘Travel Reminiscences’ series

P1080526-Dublinia linking to Christ Church Cathedral


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