Impressions of Dublin

Well, Pierce, it looks like your catch phrase caught on somewhere.

If you’re going to Ireland, chances are you will fly in and out of Dublin. The Republic’s capital is a mostly charming city of manageable size with several museums, impressive cathedrals, and numerous drinking establishments. Travelers can see a lot in a short amount of time without sacrificing the enjoyment of simply wandering in a new city. In two days, we drank some good beer, ate some good (Indian) food, and went to six museums, two crypts, two cathedrals, one church, and one library. Someone in a hurry or lodging in a more central part of the city could probably do more.

Staircase in the Long Room of the Old Library, Trinity College. Photo by Joshua Albers, May 23, 2013.
Whale skeleton in the upper galleries of the Natural History Museum. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Detail of window in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Dublin graffiti. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Detail of pulpit from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Second floor of Natural History Museum, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
One of several unique floral capitals in the Museum Building, Trinity College, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Detail of window in St. Michan’s Church, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Building in downtown Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Second floor of Natural History Museum, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Building in downtown Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Shop window in Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Dublin graffiti. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Detail of case on second floor of the Natural History Museum, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Museum Building, Trinity College, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Long Room, Old Library, Trinity College. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Museum Building, Trinity College, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Detail of window in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Detail of case on second floor of the Natural History Museum, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 23, 2013.
Detail of pigment display in the Long Room of the Old Library, Trinity College. Photo by Joshua Albers, May 23, 2013.
Window in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Photo by Renée DeVoe Mertz, May 30, 2013.

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