Visiting Dublin

Visiting Dublin

My son has been given a wonderful birthday gift for tomorrow.

Lovely Irish clothes – a rugby top and a fleece jacket, so he is warm and ready to hit the Dublin wild and woolly weather we have here today.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Dublin – the new birthday outfit

We ride the DART into town – he even matches the seats! Very Irish.

It is Sunday and so we head in.

There is a carnival set up alongside the river.

Sweet Molly Malone is there in statue form.

Harp shaped Bicitaxis are in the streets.

This particular day there were all sorts of street entertainers out.

We loved a guy that had set up a booth.  You could poke your head through a cloth and next thing you were a Leprechaun. It was by donation – whatever you felt like. But we enjoyed ourselves so much, we gave him a great tip!

We needed new luggage, so we headed to the shopping mall – yes Dublin has a shopping mall! We did find that the economy is not so great here, so we tried to get a new bag and the luggage shop on the main street was closed down. And the next one. And the next one!

There is a lovely park in the center of town.  It used to be only those who lived around it could use it, but it is open to the public now.

There are canals where the horses used to pull the low barges through.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Dublin – canals

There is a pub area, but with a child, we didn’t go as it was getting a bit messy with kids drinking in town.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Dublin – the city streets

I did meet a lovely lady and she had made shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. So we started to chat and I tried to get here a few sales!

The cobblestone streets are great.

Love the old city feel of Dublin.

It is a place you must visit. So glad we came here.

As we leave we cross the bridge and there are padlocks all across the top. Lovers come and put on a padlock and they throw the keys into the river, signifying undying love.    Turns out few months goes by, and the council comes along and chops them off with a big set of bolt cutters!

We are wet and cold. We do try to get into the smallest bar in Ireland but it is too hot there!

So we head back.

Tomorrow is Explorason’s birthday, and we really need to get an early night – and I have presents to wrap!

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