My Trip To Ireland Day Two Part Two--Dublin Castle and Kilkenny  

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Today, after umpteen billion years blogging, I have discovered the way to enlarge my photos.  Yippee!  If anyone has trouble loading the pages, I would like to hear about that--thanks!  The above (and below) photo(s) are of Dublin Castle.  It is now used for government offices and is open to the public, provided it isn't a Sunday (as it was when we were there).  As such, I only have photos of the outside.  It is an incredible building and it was an incredible, blue-sky day.

I would love to hear the conversation these two are having.

What it must be like to be inside this building when the sun is shining through these windows!

Mary found her Knight in Shining Armor.  He's a bit short but she adjusted.

Very cool store front window.

The detail on these buildings are amazing.

I am enamored of windows.  Clearly.

After an hour and a half to grab lunch in Dublin (we grabbed photos, instead--we ate a lot of chocolate bars for lunch whilst on this tour) we drove to Kilkenny.  It is a darling town with lots of shops that were closed (because it was Sunday) and which did not open before we left the next morning.  We were very sad about that.  We were also sad that we were not allowed to take photos of the interior of Kilkenny Castle--another marvelous building with unbelievable treasures.

Taken from the gardens behind the castle.

We were delighted to stumble across a cemetery behind a church that is having work done on it.  There was a cyclone fence but it was open on one side . . .

Note the lord and his lady carved in stone on the ground.

These stone walls were everywhere and often denoted the border of the original town.  In this case, the wall has been there since about 1300.

The walls of every building in town were thick like this one.  They look lovely with geraniums on the ledge but it looks good with marys on it, too.

Tomorrow, our trip to Waterford Crystal and the charming towns of Youghal and Middleton.

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2 wise, witty and wonderful comments

One of your Irish posts said you only found music one evening. We specifically went hunting for it in pubs. It was strange pub crawling with my temple-worker mum but we found some amazing music. In fact, at a place in I think it was Innis, I felt certain we'd stumbled on the Chieftains having a bit of a jam. They looked like their pictures on my CD's. At any rate they were GOOD.

We never were pressed more than we could withstand, to drink. Even on our tour of the Guiness works, we enjoyed the tour and the view and gave our tokens to other people. I DID, however, try several of their soft drinks.

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July 11, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Here's another of my Irish posts:

July 11, 2016 at 2:16 PM

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