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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday in Dublin

Today we attended church at Abbey Street Methodist which is the downtown Dublin church that Katie and Jamie have been attending here. It has a very diverse congregation of immigrants to Ireland from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and America. I really enjoyed the service and the sermon on worry (What, me worry?).

After services we visited Trinity College established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I to be the Protestant University. It's considered Ireland's most prestigious university.

This building was previously the Parliment Building during British rule.

We walked Grafton St (a pedestrian mall with street musicians, shops and flower vendors). . .

. . . and through St. Stephen's Green which is a park.

Outside the park local artists display their artwork along the fence.

We saw some "Vikings" ready for a growling good time. The viking bus tour of Dublin emphasizes the Viking history of the city.

They encourage their participants to growl as they pass tourists on the sidewalk.

Lunch was at Bewley's Cafe, the first coffee shop in Dublin, where I had traditional tea and scones.

Nearby Dublin Castle was our last stop of the day. We walked through the courtyard but didn't get to tour the castle because it is closed on Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. You are doing an AWESOME job with your new BLOG!! It's almost like I'm touring Ireland with you - how cool is that!! Katie and Jamie look great - can't wait to see the baby - Sept. 7th - right??