Sightseeing in Dublin

Trip Start Apr 12, 2011
1
101
157
Trip End Oct 20, 2012


Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines
shadow
Where I stayed

Flag of Ireland  , County Dublin,
Friday, January 6, 2012

It was a late start this morning (we were all buggered!) and then after a quick starbucks (sensing a theme here) was off on the hop on hop off tour to explore Dublin. It reminded me very much of London to be honest, but a smaller slightly shabbier version. The temple bar area was very quaint (loved it!!) . First we visited St Patricks cathedral (I managed to curse gods name in vain when I dropped my camera, Brianna was appalled!). We found an old (as in dating back to the 1600s) massive bible...and decided to pick passages at random .. the first was all about how adultery was a sin...as none of use girls are married perhaps I am to take up with a married man?!?!) it was then onwards to the Dublin castle, which was the seat of the British government while they were ruling and compared to some of the castles I've seen, largely unimpressive. The girls loved it through, can't wait to show them some of sights in Rome :) it was then to the guineas storehouse, it was massive and you got a free guineas at the end overlooking the sights of Dublin. It was then a spot of shopping in Henry street (sales are EVERY WHERE, tishca picked a dress for 10 euro that was marked down from 80!! Madness :) it was then a quick pub meal for tea (incidentally MUCH better then the previous meal).

That night we went on the Dublin Ghostbus tour. I had high hopes, the bus was all decked out with spooky skeletons and cobwebs but in all honesty it was a little cheesy. We stopped at the oldest church in Dublin where a deceased priest had reportably had a number of sightings...I didn't get any chills but I suppose it's hard when its full of tourists all flashing away with their cameras. Brianna was selected to assist in explaining the grave robbing procedure, hilarious. Apparently there was a mad scientist back a few hundred years that wanted fresh corpses for research and was willing to pay good money for them so the lovely saying of "stiffy lifters" was born! It was onto the most haunted place in Dublin ( a set if stairs outside a church). He made us all take photos and a few of us got those white orbs...he said they represented spirits so we were "not alone" wtf? I need to look it up but I thought they were just a flash reflection. Oh well. The girls loved it though, so that's the main thing.

Xoxo Shallan

My Review Of The Place I Stayed



Loading Reviews
Slideshow Report as Spam

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: