In Dublin’s Fair City

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Catching a cheap flight offer is not as easy as it used to be. Last month amongst the EU debate, let’s not mention the result, a little offer from Ryanair dropped into my inbox. Promoting the EU but offering £10 flights to European cities. Queue a little day trip to Dublin with my mum and sister. 

What to do in one day in the Irish Capital? I’ve spent a lot of time in Dublin as the man lived there the first few years we were together. My sister had never been though. With only a day we picked a few things we really wanted to see and spent the rest of the time wandering around the fair city soaking up the atmosphere. 

The Long Room in Trinty College library was first up. You’ve probably seen the stunning picture son Pinterest and it real life it doesn’t disappoint. Even the hoards of tourists didn’t deflect from the grandeur of this historic building. If only you could clamber up one of those rickety ladders and cast a eye over one of the hundred year old books. 

As a Glaswegian I’ve been truely spoiled that our city attractions are mostly free to the public. I was disappointed to have to pay to enter Ireland oldest Cathdral St Patricks. This was my mums choice though and the €5 entry was relatively small for a glimpse at the wonderfully detailed architecture inside. 

Thr sun finally came out in late afternoon as we strolled through the lively Temple Bar. Picking up some dinner, drinks and a few Irish tunes from the live band. 

Not a shabby Tuesday at all. 

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Molly Malone 

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