Yesterday was Sunday in the middle of the long weekend here, so the place is throbbing with people. We set off by DART – the local train – to the coast at Howth. On board with us were families all bound for what we thought was the beach. You can tell the Dubliners here – they’re the ones in sleeveless summer dresses or skimpy tops.
Anyhoo, at Howth we disembarked to find most people went straight off to one of many seafood restaurants. By the time we reached the end of the pier only a scattering of others joined us.
We walked back and went on around to a tiny low-tide beach where a few children shivered in knee-deep water as their parents watched from further back.
I think we missed a much nicer beach over a set of stairs on other side of train tracks.
That evening we were entertained soundly at the Brazen Head – the oldest pub in Dublin.
What we were after was traditional music so were a tad disappointed it was not. Tonight we’re heading out to find it.
This morning we have walked miles! To St Stephens Green after coffee at Bewley’s:
St Stephens Green is a great patch of lush park in the heart of city:
Then off to find U2’s old pub. We went by tram
And saw a hilarious yellow viking boat bus complete with horned tourists on the way.
No pub left out by Windmill Lane but some great dights.
Home to rest and now out to find music!
Adventure indeed! James Joyce would be proud of you I’m sure.
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Another JJ – I hope so!