Continuing on in Dublin, I have so much to share. What a wonderful city. What wonderful folks. Each time I go to Europe, I find a new favorite city. Dublin was it. Such a wonderful, bustling city.
Of course we found a wonderful sweet shop, Queen of Tarts. We went to the smaller of the two locales.
It was so wonderfully charming, we went two days in a row. (It was actually closed the first day I dragged the kids through the rain to find it.)
Then off across the street to see Dublin Castle.
The Record Tower, c. 1228, next to the Chapel Royal.
Molly Malone . Fishmonger by day, lady-of-the-evening by night.
Áras an Uachtaráin, The president's house. Looks very similar to the White House, doesn't it?
My new "favorite" shop (of which there are many, mind you), Avoca.
With lots of wonderful woollies! (I bought a small throw for the girls' room I'm working on.)
We were off to MJ O'Neill's for a traditional Irish carvery. I had spied the "MJ" and took lots of photos for my SIL Mary Jane. Who knew we would end up there for dinner?
Before we knew it, it was time to head off to Brussels. But not before having to purchase another satchel to hold my carry-ons. My old one I purchased in Paris several years ago (for the same reason) was beginning to tear, in the handles. Not good. So I replaced it with a FATFACE mailbag in duty free. Oh, that and a bottle of Jo Malone. Yummy.
So smart, having a second back entrance to a plane. Duh. Ya think we could do that in America to load quicker? Hmmm. Notta chance.
Erin go bragh!