Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tour Guide

My parents and aunt and uncle have been visiting Ireland since Tuesday. This is the busiest week I've had since I moved here! They left for Galway yesterday morning and we'll meet up with them in Cork tomorrow. My mom commented on how she always had a hard time finding food she likes in England and Scotland, but she was really enjoying the food in Dublin. I said, that could be because you don't get any closer to being in America then when you're in Dublin. There are so many American expats here and the city really caters to US tourists. I'm not so sure she's having as much luck in western Ireland.

In no particular order, here are some picture from their visit so far.

My aunt drinking her breakfast at the Guinness Storehouse.

Church ruins at Malahide Castle.

Church ruins at Malahide Castle.

Malahide Castle

Lambay Island off the coast of Malahide village.

The waving leprechaun in Temple Bar is having a smoke break. It does kind of lose the mystery when he pulls his head off and lights up.

Kilmainham Gaol

Looking into a cell at Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Like two bumps on a log...waiting for the Phoenix Park shuttle.


  1. Looks like a great trip - nice of you to arrange sunshine for them! Did you go into the castle?

  2. We did. That was my second time there. It's a nice place!