Friday, July 11, 2008

Our first full day in Dublin

After breakfast we took a walk around town. We found a huge toy store that had a brand of trains, Hornby, that I had never heard of. We then walked to the General Post Office and then to Trinity College. We saw the Book of Kells and the old library. Actually, only Emily saw the old library. Before we purchased the tickets to the Book of Kells and the library(one ticket for both), Emily asked if the exhibit was stroller friendly. She was told that it was stroller friendly, so we purchased the tickets. It might be umbrella stroller friendly, especially if it is all folded up and being carried. We have a double decker stroller and I didn't feel like carrying it (and Niamh who was sleeping) up the stays to the old library, so we left after the Book of Kells. According to Emily the old library is really nice.

We went to lunch at Wagamama, which was recommended in both the Rick Steves and Lonely Planet guide books. The food was good and we got lucky with the timing. We were able to walk right in, but there was a huge line by the time we left.

After lunch we got on one of the Hop on/Hop off buses and headed to the Kilmainham Jail. It was a very informative tour, but Niamh became possessed by some sort of three-headed screaming devil so Emily took the kids outside. This is probably the highlight of the trip so far. Niamh continued her screaming on the bus after the tour, so we went back to the hotel for a little while.

Details for the third half of the day will be available soon.

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