A travelogue by Charles Lamb

Celia and I returned to Dublin Thursday, October 30. On Saturday Bill and Sharon drove us to Carlingford.

The next day we bussed to Howth for a nice Sunday.

We have been busy this week. We DARTed (train) into Dublin each day. We ate fish and chips at Leo Burdock’s and strolled the streets. The GPO (General Post Office) was the headquarters of the Rising in 1916 and it was bombarded by a British ship which came up the Liffey River a block away.

Celia is standing on the corner beside the O’Connell Statue on O’Connell Street just South of the GPO.

We visited Dublin Castle and Christchurch Cathedral; both sites date back to Viking and Celtic eras near 1000 AD.

The Ireland National Museum of Archeology was nice. We saw artifacts that go back 5000 years.

Celia in Raheny, home of Bill and Sharon, with fall colors. We missed the peak of pretty colors in Northwest Arkansas this week.

The Irish were very interested in the US election and seemed to be thrilled by the profound “Yes we can.”

We toured the Guinness Storehouse, where I posed with the safe containing a simulated aliquot of the secret yeast of Andrew Guinness, which is almost as important as the secret recipe of Coca Cola.

We passed St. Andrew’s Church on the way home.

Celia has a latte in the Kilkenny Store for shopping energy.

We went to the National Library of Ireland and saw an interesting exhibition on William B. Yeats. This poem seemed apropos.

The DART provides rides from Raheny into Dublin and back.

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