by Erin Elaine
As I was nearing the end of my 6+ week Europe trip, I spent 3 and a half days in Dublin. It’s a really nice city, and I especially enjoyed seeing the Guinness Brewery, Trinity College, and Temple Bar.
First pictures – the River Liffey! The hostel I stayed at is the lavender building.
TRINITY COLLEGE – Originally built during the British occupation, only Protestants were allowed to attend for 200 years. After the ban was lifted, the pope forbade Catholics from attending for a further 180 years. Some very old, famous manuscripts are kept here, including the Book of Kells.
TEMPLE BAR – This neighborhood is filled with pubs! The classic Irish pub is painted bright colors, has the name of a traditional Irish family, and usually has flowers outside. And of course 2 or 3 Guinness taps!
THE GUINNESS BREWERY
I learned a ton about Dublin and about Irish culture on the walking tour I went on. It was by far the best walking tour I’ve ever been on but there aren’t really pictures of the things I learned. I had a great time. Dublin is definitely recommended!
A few parting pictures of Dublin-