Life in Dublin

Dublin Castle & Dublin City Hall

Sunday was a fun day for this Murphy clan in Dublin.  We walked north towards the River Liffey and found a nice lunch spot, Thomas Read.  We enjoyed new tastes of specialty sandwiches along with a glass of wine and a Guinness.  After all, the Guinness Storehouse is just a quick walk west of Dublin Castle.

After lunch, we ventured out to see Dublin City Hall and to walk the grounds of Dublin Castle.  Dublin Castle is situated in the heart of Dublin, and now houses most of the government office and apartments.

The Record Tower is the only original piece of the original castle and still stands as part of Dublin Castle today.  This tower alone dates back to the Medieval times of Europe.  How fascinating!

Around the back of the grounds, lies Dubhlinn.  This garden space is the namesake for the city of Dublin.  Mapped out with brick pathways, this green space was used later as a helicopter landing pad for the grounds.

It is so lovely to visit such historic sights and learn much of the ancient history that runs deep in Dublin.