Still a bit jet lagged, we took off this morning for a city tour that took us through the history of Dublin. We drove around Phoenix Park, Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green (reported to be 2 X the size of Central Park), O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin’s signature Georgian town homes.
Next stop - historic Trinity College where you’ll see the 9th-century Book of Kells on display in the library. Unfortunately we couldn't take photos of the beautiful book, but included a few from the Long Room Library the floor above. This room contains 200,000 of the library's oldest books and countless busts of famous historic scholars.
This afternoons culinary and cultural adventure began at the Guinness Storehouse. We learned about the brewing process and how to pour the perfect pint. At the Gravity Bar we had "a pint" while enjoying a sweeping 360 degreeº view of Dublin. The Storehouse is not a working brewery, but rather a multimedia tribute to this much loved brew. A cross between Time Square and Disneyland came to mind...
If that wasn't enough, we had dinner at the Brazen Head, one of Ireland’s oldest pubs. Over full and tired, we returned to our hotel...
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