On our way out, we say graduates lining up
|Christ Church Cathedral|
Christ Church Cathedral is an architectural wonder; the inside is beautiful as well.
|I loved that the parishioners had their own needlepoint chair pillows|
After an afternoon of churches, and some lunch, we hopped on a 1916 Rebellion Tour which was terrific. Uniformed guides took us through the streets in an old lorry, and described what happened during Easter week. Irish history isn't my forte, and this was a great introduction.
Dr. C. and our guide Bernard guarding the castle.
If you are planning a trip to Ireland, I'd say two full days in Dublin, not including the day you arrive. Buy your admissions for the Guinness Storehouse, The Book of Kells, Kilmainham Jail, and bus tours (if you decide to take them) online ahead of time---it saves you money and time in line.
So far my impressions of the Irish are that they are aggressively friendly, and I mean that in the best possible way. From the bellman at the hotel, to the taxi drivers, we have been welcomed with open arms.
On to Cashel, and then Ballymaloe House for our next few days.