29.12.2011 - 29.12.2011
I just realized I never posted what we did during our second day in Dublin. We got up pretty early and headed out to catch the Dublin hop on hop off bus. The first stop we got off at was the Dublin Castle and Christs Church. Dublin castle is in fact, not a castle. It looked like any other regular building. We then walked over to Christs Church, but we didn't go in because you had to pay. We then made our way over to St. Patricks. This church was really cool. Next to the church there is a green, called St. Patricks green, and it has a lovely (as the Irish say) view of the church. We then got back on the bus and made our way to Kilmainham Gaol. This is a really old jail where there were 16 executions during the Irish revolution. The jail itself was pretty cool, but it was freezing inside. After the jail we went to lunch at The Temple Bar for lunch. It was pretty crowded, as we expected. We all got sandwiches because they have the largest sandwich menu in all of Ireland. The sandwiches were really good! We then made out way to the Guinness storehouse. I thought this was really fun. We learned a little about how they make the beer and then at the end you get to pour "a perfect" pint. It was really fun!! We then went back to our hotel, where we ate dinner, again, at the hotel restaurant called Olivers. The food was great there! Overall, Ireland was amazing!!! I loved it there so much, maybe except for the rain and cold, but I would not have experienced the real Ireland if it didn't rain.