Despite a lack of sleep in 32 hours, we headed out to explore Dublin. Matt took us to see The Temple Bar and Oliver St. John Gogarty’s Cafe and we then strolled down Grafton Street, the shopping mecca. All of the shops are pastel colored 18th century buildings,charming!
We headed back to the hotel by walking through Trinity College campus. We watched them play cricket on the pitch, took note of every statue on campus, easy to do since they are all lined up on the center quad. We were then approached by a group of students to see the play “The Brown Bull of Cooley”. Apparently,that weekend there was a drama festival on campus to celebrate Ireland’s rich history of mythology.
After a 2 hour nap, we met up with Bill Kelly and we are off again! Bump (Bill) suggested we go to the world’s smallest pub, Dawson Lounge, just off St. Stephan’s Green. I tried the Guiness,very smooth, but settled on a Smithwicks ale, sorry I just prefer the taste of ale.
I think the ladies room was equivalent to 1/2 the total lounge space Maybe 5 tables comprised the entire place!
We enjoyed marvelous food, good company and fine wine at Oliver St. John Gogarty’s pub and finished with liquid dessert in the Temple Bar pub. Actually, Sally and I shopped while the boys sipped. It was an early evening, into bed by 10. Jetlag anyone?