Week 7: Dublin


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March 15th 2015
Published: March 15th 2015
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So this past weekend we headed off to Dublin for St. Patrick's day weekend.

Dublin's an oddly charming place. There aren't as many grand monuments as other European capitals, since it's been a historically poor city (thanks England), but something about it just feels different. Part dirty old town, part American-Irish tourism mecca, part living history.

If you go, I'd highly recommend the following two guided tours:
1) Historical Walking Tour, given by history post-graduates. They take you through the major sights of Dublin (other than the Guinness brewery) and give the stories behind them. The stories are what really make the city interesting, especially since Ireland has such a turbulent past.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g186605-d536114-Reviews-Historical_Walking_Tours_of_Dublin-Dublin_County_Dublin.html
2) Literary Pub Crawl, a short history of famous Dublin writers told by visiting their old pubs. It is given by two Dublin actors, and they act out sections of the plays and stories along the way. A very entertaining way to spend an evening, and to replace the brain cells that the alcohol is killing.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g186605-d546287-Reviews-Dublin_Literary_Pub_Crawl-Dublin_County_Dublin.html

As always, photos are included.

Cheers,

Joel


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