Dublin is an easy to see and pleasant city.
The Irish are a lively and communicative people, and help foreigners to feel well in their country. Maybe this is a risky opinion, constructed in a very short visit, but, it was what I felt there. Each side of the river has its own look and personality, but everywhere you may find reasons to stop and have a closer look. And the commercial area didn’t motivate only the women…
Said to exist since the XI century, the Christ church cathedral, has been restored in the XIX century, (with a whisky distiller’s money), showing today a Victorian aspect.
The heart of town
Music, beer and joy. No matter the ages, sex or culture, life pulses in Temple bar, where people converge naturally. It was funny, and the lunch at Oliver St John Gogarty was good, but I must admit that our best night and our best meal they both happened in different places, somewhere else in Dublin.
Address: Temple Bar
Directions: Off Dame Street
Tradition and quality
I can’t tell you about the studying quality in Trinity College, but the quiet ambience calls to reflection and concentration.
The campus is well conceived and harmoniously balanced, and the library invites us in. Rather british, indeed!
Address: College Street, Dublin 2
Initially built in 1038, the cathedral suffered several transformations until the Victorian period when they decided to restore it following its medieval characteristics. Mixing some original details with pastiche, it keeps being a good example of medieval religious architecture.
Address: Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2
I love Molly Malone! No, I'm not exactly talking about the lady. As a matter of fact, we really don't know who she was - a fishmonger, a prostitute, or just a name.
I was talking about the song with her name, which is one of the best melodies to listen in front of a Guinness mug (I don't drink beer, but in Dublin I forgot it, of course).Imagine my satisfaction when I met her in a street. She looks healthy, generous, and a music lover like me.
Address: We met her in Suffolk Street but it seems she is moving in 2017