We left London and arrived in Dublin this morning. After a fun and informative taxi ride with Bernie we arrived at The Maple Hotel, associated with Ned Keenan’s pub. It’s a funky old place near to downtown.
The trip from London was more than we bargained for – literally. Aer Lingus charged us big bucks for our bags because they have a 20 kilo per person limit. I had paid for extra bags, but that didn’t give us extra weight. Interesting concept. Anyway we paid the freight and arrived safely.
This afternoon we took a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of central Dublin to get acquainted. The same ticket will take us back to the highlights we want to visit tomorrow that are a bit far for walking. On Thursday we’ll walk to closer places. The art agenda includes a current special exhibit of Freida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Museum of Modern Art, a Matisse exhibit at Trinity College, and the Irish National Gallery of Art. Nights will be spent in pubs with Irish music.