Seasoned travellers, arriving in Dublin late at night
We arrived late on Monday night. Tuesday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and then went to Dublinia, an exhibition about viking and medieval Dublin. Fiacra loved it. We got him a wooden sword and shield and a helmet with big horns. He marched around Dublin roaring at people, a lot of whom laughed and roared back at him.
Fiacra in a viking house
Not a raiding party I'd like to meet
We went to the Lord Edward pub for lunch and then to see Christchurch. It poured rain all day. We met my aunt Nina and Betty and Cathy for dinner at the Bad Ass Cafe in the Temple Bar area. I have been going to the Bad Ass with Nina for over 20 years. Ailbhe wasn't feeling well so didn't eat much, in fact ate only 2 love hearts. Fiacra was a bit out of sorts when we got there, so chose to sit at a table by himself at the other side of the restaurant. Connell went and sat with him until our food came. Fiacra ate at his own table. When I heard a loud roar and saw the viking charging over to us, I knew he was back to himself again.
It's important to have a nutritious lunch
The Bad Ass Cafe
A little bit of Asterix before bed
On Wednesday morning, while Finian napped, Connell took Fiacra and Ailbhe for a ride on a double-decker bus which Ailbhe was very keen to do. They went to the O'Connell bridge and to see the millennium spire. We all went for a short walk to Dublin castle and then took a taxi to the train station.
Fiacra and Ailbhe on a double-decker
A double-decker bus
The viking about town
The millennium spire
The viking, just before he scales the millennium spire
Dublin is a great city. We'd like to go again but for longer.