Afternoon was spent on the lovely sandy beach and before the tide came in we were able to look in rock pools and found this -
|The bucket was green!!|
|By the end the hole was so deep he was up to the red band!!|
|Teeth were chattering when she came out!!|
The next day M took his wife to the airport to catch the 7.00am flight to London as she had to go to work and she was at her desk before 9.00am!!
The weather was a bit cloudy and rain was forecast so we decided to go into Dublin on the bus. Easy ride and I noticed how clean everywhere was, the gardens and houses were so well tended and we arrived close to the City Centre. I was excited because my mother had told me a lot about the Irish side of the family and I know that the ancestors went to Ireland in the late 1600s and were Irish Protestants. I know a little about Irish history and was so thrilled to be in O'Connell Street and the Post Office.
|The Post Office|
|Bullet holes above the line!|
I had to take a picture of the Spire -
and loved this group of street entertainers -
I have an old photograph taken in 1906 of a family group taken at 49 St Stephens Green so we went to look for the house, but something was wrong. The front door was on the wrong side and so I marched in and asked why!! Apparently the house was pulled down in the '60s, under protest, but the facade had to remain similar except for the front door. The brickwork should have been red like next door which is an original.
|49 is in the middle|
|The Ha'penny Bridge|
Brilliant first day with more to follow ......