Sunday, March 31, 2013

Father- Daughter Eurotrip: Day Five

The truth is...I spend a lot of time in Dublin. It has only been a little over a month since I was here last.
Trinity College
Dad and I had a fairly early flight out of Heathrow on Friday to the Emerald Isle. Once we landed, we learned that all pubs were closed on Friday due to it being Good Friday. That also limited a lot of the tourism activities that we could. Yet, that did not stop us! 

Once we checked into our hotel, we headed down to St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street. We decided to spend some time looking around Trinity College and the surrounding area before ending up at St. Patrick's Cathedral. I stayed at Trinity College in 2010 when I was on the ten day course through Syracuse! Ah memories!

In Dublin's Fair City...

Dad and Molly Malone
We were lucky to get inside St. Patrick's Cathedral before they closed down for Easter Services. I had not been inside since 2010, so I was excited to see the progress they had made at restoring parts of it.

Dad and me inside St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral
Before we stopped for an afternoon snack, we stopped at Christ Church Cathedral.

Christ Church Cathedral
And, finally, I can officially say that I've eaten at the Queen of Tarts. It's been on my list to try in Dublin for quite some time, but it has always been too busy to get a table. It was a bit chilly outside on Friday despite the sunshine, so we were glad we could warm up with some tea.


Before we headed back to the hotel, we strolled through Temple Bar. Since everything was closed, we did end up dining at the hotel. Yet, it may have been best as we had a fairly early day on Saturday!

Dad at the famous Temple Bar!