After a hearty breakfast with homemade jams, scrambled eggs, soda bread, white bread and lemon cake (they love their breads here) we drove to the train depot. It was about 5 minutes from the B&B and we could park there and take the train into Dublin. Much easier and much more relaxing.
I would compare it to the GO Train in Ontario. It took about 25 minutes by train.
We had great maps provided by the lovely Mary with many suggestions of where to go and how to get there.
We wanted just to wander around and take in as much as we could.
After walking a lot of it, we decided to do the Hop on and Hop Off bus. It stops at about 24 spots all over Dublin City and you can, you guessed it, hop on and hop off any time it stops. It gives you a really good view of the city and all there is to see and there is a tour guide telling you what everything is. The guy we had was not great. He spoke a bit fast and we couldn’t really hear him on the top of the bus.
It was a beautiful sunny day so walking around was a treat.
Of course I was able to find a few church steeples, which apparently I have become a bit obsessed with.
Tomorrow, Ron will be going to his church… just kidding!
He will be taking the tour, as I take a “tour” in some second-hand stores.
We got our picture taken on the Ha’penny bridge. From 1816’s to 1919, you had to pay a halfpenny to cross the bridge.
A lady asked us if we were on our honeymoon. We said no, we have been married almost 28 years! I guess it is true love!
Not too many pictures today, but we had a great day exploring the city. We will be doing more of it tomorrow.