Day 1. Dublin

We took an early morning flight from Edinburgh Airport over to Dublin in the Irish Republic.  This was my third visit to Dublin but my first in mid summer.  Before leaving the airport we bought ourselves 72 hour travel passes for use on the public transport, these being valid on the bus service into the …

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Day 2. Howth and Kilmainham Gaol

After a hearty full Irish breakfast we took a bus out to Howth, a small fishing village on the northern edge of Dublin Bay.  It was a bright, sunny morning as we strolled along the West Harbour pier.  Along the waters edge fishermen were landing their morning catch and brightly coloured fishing boats bobbed about …

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Day 3. Phoenix Park and Grafton Street, Dublin

After breakfast in the hotel we took a bus out to Phoenix Park which is located  north of the river, 3 km west of the city centre.  It's the largest enclosed park in Europe and was 350 years old in 2012. We enjoyed a walk along the main avenues and left the park by a …

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