We tried to tour a nearby Georgian row home, but it was closed for renovations until 2020 (this is actually are second time trying--we tried in 2013 too).
We walked up to the library, which was a beautiful building and we really enjoyed an exhibit on the Irish poet, Yeats.
We went next door to the archeology museum,
where we saw the bog bodies and an artifact discovered at the Knowth burial mound we visited yesterday.
Next stop was St. Anne's church where Bram Stoker was married
before walked up to the famous shopping street, Grafton street.
We took a break for lunch at a pub up an alley of Grafton Street.
We next walked to the Molly Malone statute. People touch her boobs. I did not.
We next toured Dublin castle (which we did not get to do in 2013 because it was closed for an event),
before going to St. Audoens, a small church next to a modern church, and the only medieval church in Ireland still in use (built 1181-1212).
Back outside, we wandered until we stopped for a treat (an Apple crumble for me) at a popular bakery (Queen of Tarts) and ate on the grounds of Christ church,
before heading across the River.
We hurried to St. Michan's
to see their crypt and mummies. The coffins have fallen apart, leaving the natural preserved bodies visible.
We walked up to the Guinness storehouse (back across the river) from here to meet up with the group for a tour and dinner.
I don't think I would ever need to go again, but some of the exhibits were cool,
especially the exhibit about past ads.
A pint and a half of Guinness came with the visit, a pint in the rooftop bar
and dinner with the half pint.
Since we were back with the tour group, the bus took us back to our suburb hotel. After a short nighttime walk to the pier near our hotel,
we were done for the day. I was definitely sad to leave Dublin.