Here we have the famous Molly Malone, the fishmonger who plied her trade through the streets of Dublin, selling her fresh fish from her wheelbarrow. There is a well known song to commemorate this lady, " In Dublin's Fair City" or simply "Molly Malone". They say that poor old Molly "died of a fever, and no one could save her" and if you come along with me sometime i just might sing it for you. Here she stands, proudly at the bottom of the most famous shopping street in Dublin, Grafton street. That is Trinityy College in the background, where you can go and see the wonderful Book of Kells".
This is the Gaiety Theatre just off St Stephens Green in the centre of Dublin city. This is a very special theatre where most of our famous actors and performers appeared at some stage over the years. While in Dublin it would be well worth your while to check to see what is on here at the time. It is a real old style theatre with the private boxes overhanging the stage. You just might catch a great play or musical, or maybe even a performance of Riverdance.
Grafton Street, where you have to repossess your wife's credit card if you want to have a few dollars left for the West of Ireland when you get over there to me. Seriously though, this is a street for the ladies, i think, unless you are one of those male freaks who likes shopping. When you are in Grafton Street, make sure that you visit Bewleys Coffee House, Ireland's most famous and historic restaurant. It is a very special place. Everything there is quality. (Pictured below)
The headquarters of the Bank of Ireland in the city centre, opposite Trinity College. It used to be a great place if you needed money......you know the rest of the story.
Well as you can see from the above photos, i spent a few days in Dublin since i was here last. This is a great city with a fascinating history, crammed with a wealth of wonderful old churches and buildings, and of course the famous Guinness Brewery. Do not forget Jameson's whiskey Distillery either. The best way to see Dublin is to use the Hop on-Hop off buses, which take you around to all the major sights in the city. All you have to purchase is a one off ticket, at a more than reasonable price,and this lasts you for two days.
Make sure that you visit St Patricks Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, the Guinness Brewery and Kilmainham Jail, where the leaders of our 1916 Rising were imprisoned, and finally executed. Dublin Castle is a must, as is the National Museum and the Phoenix Park. That much will keep you busy, but keep time for the Book of Kells in Trinity college also. When you are finished in Dublin you can tour the West of Ireland with me. That would be the cream. If you agree, just send me a message and we can start from there.