Tuesday, October 30, 2012

exploring dublin

fall and graffiti

rent a bike

After only spending five days in Ireland, Jeremy and I have decided we must go back sometime. To visit friends again, of course, and also to see more of this country! On our last day before heading back to England, we decided to explore Dublin. I would have loved to have another day to explore some of cliffs. Another time. Another time.

leo burdock's

ordering fish and chips

fish & chips

In Dublin, we visited Leo Burdock's. I'm not really a fish and chips kind of person, but we heard about Burdock's and several celebs have dined on their fare, so we thought we would give it a go. The line was long. Maybe because it's Dublin's oldest chipper. :) We shared smoked fish and fresh cod. The smoked fish wasn't bad, but honestly, my stomach was protesting later. We dined in front of Christ Church which was beautiful against the Fall leaves.

christchurch 

We also visited Trinity College. The courtyard was beautiful, but the main reason we visited was to see the Book of Kells. I was trying to wrap my head around just how old the book is. My kids certainly had trouble understanding that. The script and images were amazingly detailed. If you're unfamiliar with the Book of Kells, it is a manuscript written on calf skin that contains the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It is believed to be written around the year 800. Unfortunately, no photography allowed, so you'll just have to make a visit there to see it for yourself!

kids being silly

trinity college

It was a chilly day in Dublin, but we had a great time exploring a new city. Until we meet again, Ireland...peace.

dublin view

blue door

Linking up with Communal Global for Sneak Peeks Around the World.


13 comments :

Seeing Each Day said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos - I'm an absolute fan of Ireland yet haven't been there yet, but it kind of speaks if that makes sense. Lovely that you enjoyed your stay. Your 6th, 8th and 9th photos are my favourite.

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shots! :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Joshua and Emma G are so very blessed to have these experiences growing up. Richly blessed! =)

Elisa | blissfulE said...

Love your photo of the queue for fish and chips! I've only been to the airport and a nearby office for a business trip... your pictures make me want to revisit Ireland, too!

Kim C. said...

This looks like a dream day! So desire to visit the UK. That chip shop is calling my name.

Courtney said...

I loved Dublin, although it has now been a LONG time since I have been there. That fish looks a little odd....I think my stomach might have been complaining some later as well. :-) I love Emma's face in the one where she is looking at Joshua!

Leovi said...

Really nice photos, delicious autumn atmosphere.

Ana Eugénio said...

oh I love this photographic tour. make me want to visit too. thank you for sharing. I've also tried fish and chips in London and enjoyed it. didn't look so fry. happy Tuesday :) xxo

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

It is so beautiful there, Jen! I love all the photos. The colors are so bright! Makes me want to visit!!

Tamar SB said...

I am so envious of your travels!! Love the bikes all lined up!

{amy} said...

What a neat place to visit! I'd love to visit there one day!

Discover Ireland said...

Glad you had a good time in Dublin and thanks for sharing your adventure and your beautiful pictures with us!
The one of Christ Church is great, you can really see the charm of Dublin, especially when Autumn is in the air! Seeing Each Day, the Emerald Isle is waiting for you :) Do not miss the chance to see Dublin in the festive season, there are a number of Christmas markets taking place in the city. The Docklands Christmas Market will be held from the 8th of December and it is a must-see, stalls from all over the world and the lights make it a unique experience! It has something magic in it!

Stephanie said...

How amazing! Did I tell you that we had a 50-50% shot at a job in Ireland! Obviously, we didn't get it, but now I so wish we had.

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