Sunday, July 6, 2008
Our last day in Ireland was spent in Dublin. After checking into our hostel, we immediatly headed over to the Guiness storehouse (because we were worried it would close soon...not because we were thirsty for Guiness...well, maybe a little of both). The Storehouse was amazing! It had undergone a major renovation a few years before, and although it was a major tourist destination, it was not tacky or overdone. We toured all the floors, finishing with a pint of Guiness at the Gravity Bar, which overlooks all of Dublin.
To wash away our sins (wink, wink) we visited Christ Church. It was right across the street from where we were staying, so that made it easy! We missed out on the evensong, but toured the church, complete with a visit to the crypt. (Spooky to say the least). It was one of the oldest structures in Dublin. We finished our night off walking around Temple Bar taking in the nightlife. We settled in for some tapas and mojitos (not traditional Irish but still delicious).
The next morning we walked around the city and explored, then hopped on a plane back to Liverpool, where our gracious host, Tim, awaited our arrival.