Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Time out in Dublin- just the two of us

Such a relaxing time just the two of us knowing Smudge was being well cared for with her friend Minnie.we stayed in the Best Western Academy plus just off O'Connell street and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. Weaid half of what we thought we might have to pay and although graded at 4* would certainly be eligible for 5*
We ate somewhere different every meal and never once came across an Irish person they were all Eastern European I felt we had got off at the wrong airport.
We went on the gravediggers ghost tour and it was a hilarious evening. There were folk from Dublin, New York and Canada. The story tellers were witty and most of the stories were based on fact. A lot of the stories based around the time of the plague. We visited old sites around Dublin such as a grave yard and prison. Many yarns told about the body snatchers and a ghoulish drink from a pub that dates back to 1800s and still run by the same family.
We did a lot of walking around St Stephens green and Merrion Square. On the square is a Georgian House museum. It was very cheap and very interesting audio visual before you do the self guided tour. I am not a shopper as many of you know but we took an afternoon to Kildare village. I enjoyed the Cath Kidston shop and we got a Jamie Oliver milk pan but the other designer shops were way above our budget even with the major discount. 
The museums are all free. We took a quick walk around the Natural History museum which hasn't changed in about 200yrs.the upper parts were closed so took us less than an hour. We spent a little longer in the archaeological museum but didn't make it to the art galleries much to Jonathan's delight.

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