Julie and I went to Ireland, from March 12-24, 2018. Â I haven’t had time to give detailed blog posts, but here we go with the quick version of events.
Monday, March 12
We land in Dublin at around 6:00 AM. Â We go to the hotel and get a little sleep. Â Then it’s off to visit sites in Dublin. Â We visited, with ratings by Joe on a scale of 1-5:
- The Little Museum, which covered the history of Dublin from 1915 to present and included a 1960’s fashion exhibit. Â (Joe: 2)
- Trinity College and the Book of Kells, including an amazing library – very Hogwarts. (Joe: 3, 4 for the library)
- The Oscar Wilde monument, a favorite of mine. (Joe: 4)
- The National Gallery of Art, which had an amazing exhibit of the work of the artist Emil Nolde, a German artist who we lated discovered was a wannabe Nazi, but Hitler didn’t like abstract expressionists, so no Nazi party for him. (Joe: 3, 5 for the Nolde exhibition)
And that was Monday.
Tuesday, March 13 – Thursday, March 15
I had to work. Â Julie spent most of the time in the hotel working on stuff, but did get out to the National Gallery again one day.
Friday, March 16
Work is done! Â We do Dublin!
- St Patrick’s Cathedral. (Joe: 3)
- Christ Church Cathedral. Â (Joe: 2)
- Dublinia Museum of Dublin, very cheesy. Â (Joe: 3)
- Dublin Castle. Â (Joe: 2)
- An exhibition of art inspired by the Potato Famine. (Joe: 4)
- The Dublin Museum of Modern Art. (Joe: 2)
- Kilmainham Gaol, where they shot the Easter Uprising leaders in 1916, strangely reminiscent of the Workhouse (former jail where political prisoners made a stand and were horribly treated). Â (Joe: 4)
Only one person in that cell? Â Palatial!
They even had an exhibit on force feedings!
Saturday, March 17: St Patrick’s Day in Dublin!
Of course we go to the parade! (Joe: 4)
The spectators are mostly tourists in cheesy Irish outfits.
There are marching bugs:
And pretty girls, dressed in way too little for such a cold day.
We didn’t make that mistake!
We finished the day by seeing “Thriller Live,” a stage show based on the works of Michael Jackson. Â Very entertaining. Â (Joe: 4 – and surprised he liked it so much)
More to come…