Saturday, August 27, 2016

Last Day

Today we had our last day of visiting Ireland. We walked from our hotel into Dublin and all around town. We visited Trinity College and saw the Book of Kells and the Old Library. Then we took a walk down Dame street to Dublin Castle. The castle in Dublin is mainly a rectangular arrangement of administrative looking buildings except for a drum tower and gothic chapel. It was a bit of a letdown after some of the castles we've already seen.

We continued our walk to St Patrick Cathedral and went inside for a look. It is a very old cathedral, the original on that site having been built in the 10th century.

After St Patrick's, we walked back to the Liffey river and took a river sightseeing cruise. The guide pointed out many interesting sights along the river and gave a lot of history as well.

We were hungry when we finished the boat tour so we took a walk through the Temple Bar area looking for a good place to eat. We peeked into a couple of bar/cafes including the original Temple Bar, but they all were full so we ended up choosing McDonalds. At least the McDonalds was in a cool neighborhood.

After eating we walked back to the hotel. We walked over 20,000 steps today. According to my Steps app, we've walked nearly 41 miles in the past 7 days, and driven almost 950 miles. We've seen a lot and had mostly good weather.

We have a lot of repacking to do and an early checkout tomorrow for our return flight. This will be the last blog post of the trip. 

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