Arrived in Ireland

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.

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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1 Response to Arrived in Ireland

  1. Robin says:

    Hey Paul and Jean–the trip sounds like it is going well! Love the pictures and descriptions of what you are learning about painting styles along with local sites and experiences. It all sounds so heavenly and exciting. Keep enjoying!!

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