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Ireland 2014 - Dublin 1

An absolutely brilliant day in Dublin!

We began on the bus with local guide Neave, who - with the terrific driving skills of Frank - showed us the highlights of the city.

We visited Dublin Castle, seeing its impressive style and hearing some history from Shiobhan.  A surprise visit to the Royal Church (perhaps Chapel) was very nice.  The carved woodwork depicting important Irish family names and their crests were a highlight.

The off to Glasnevin Cemetery - where Daniel O'Connell and Michael Collins are buried, along with many others.

Then it was an afternoon of free time in the city.  Some took in theatre, many did some shopping, and others enjoyed more sites of Dublin - Trinity College, St Patrick's Cathedral, The National Gallery.....

Once again, the weather was pitch-perfect and cooperated with sun all day!


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