Last fall we took advantage of a four day weekend and booked a very last minute trip to Dublin. Since we only had a couple of days, we had to be extremely efficient in order to make the most out of this whirlwind trip.
Dublin is a great European capital with a lively and dynamic central core. Our location near Trinity College afforded us the opportunity to explore a great deal of Dublin in a short period of time.
Here is our two day experience in pictures.
Dublin Castle Courtyard
Inside the beautiful Dublin City Hall. Great museum on history of Dublin in the basement.
The medieval Christ Church Cathedral
The first cathedral here was begun in 1038 by King Sitric Silkenbeard
Observation lounge at the Guinness Storehouse. The Guinness tour is the top tourist attraction in Dublin, maybe because of the free beer.
Row of cells in the famous Kilmainham Gaol
Kilmainham Gaol played an important part in Irish history, as many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisioned here.
Trinity College, home to the legendary Book of Kells
Georgian doord of Dublin and their unique architectural detail
Malahide Castle, an easy and quick day trip from Dublin.