We left Holyhead via the ferry and made the 2 hour trip over to Dublin. The ferry ride was fairly comfortable, but the fog was very bad. This made for a less than ideal time to enjoy the scenery on the way over.
We booked it to the hotel, and then decided to drive out to a portion of the city out on the coast. The town was called Howth, and it offered some nice walks along the coast. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring the camera for the roughly seven mile walk that we did along the sea cliffs. It was truly one of the coolest hikes that we’ve ever done as the coast line was spectacular.
The next morning we set out to walk around the downtown area. We parked not too far from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and began walking towards the Temple Bar area of the city. Along the way we passed the Dublin Castle, where the English maintained their seat of power for hundreds of years. The Temple Bar area was cool, and was adorned with wildly decorated restaurants and bars. Along the way we hit St. Stephens Park and saw Trinity College.
We ultimately made our way over to the Guinness Brewery. Tyler and I went inside and did the self guided tour that culminated with a complimentary Guinness in the bar on top of the brewery. The views were very nice, and Tyler & I enjoyed our beers! (Just kidding, Tyler watched me. He said that it looked like a really fizzy Coke.)
Afterwards we walked around St. Patricks Cathedral, and then made the drive over to Limerick for the night. Before calling it a day, we drove out to a park and went for a nice hike on some trails through a forest.