Visit to Dublin - July 2005

Continuing the "city break" theme of the year - the next trip was to Dublin, for just three nights, with our friend Chris.

The "Monument of Light", a hideous new steel needle poking into the sky in the middle of O'Connel Street. Bring back the "Floozy in the jacuzzi"! [click for larger image (84kb)] Looking east along the Liffey, from the south bank near the Four Courts [click for larger image (156kb)]
The Custom House, built in 1791 [click for larger image (128kb)] In the courtyard of Trinity College [click for larger image (129kb)]
The interior of Café en Seine, on Dawson Street - a huge place, good for lunch; we didn't go there in the evenings [click for larger image (142kb)] The "fag on the crag" - statue of Oscar Wilde in the corner of St Stephen's Green park [click for larger image (164kb)]
The Grand Canal, towards the end near the Grand Canal dock [click for larger image (210kb)] The southern extension of the Grand Canal dock, set out as a marina but a bit short of boats as yet [click for larger image (115kb)]
The Waterways Visitor Centre on the Grand Canal dock [click for larger image (125kb)] A "Viking Splash Tour" vehicle in the main part of the Grand Canal dock; there were sailing dinghys as well [click for larger image (141kb)]
The south bank of the Liffey where there is a lot of new development [click for larger image (134kb)] Cranes and new buildings on the south bank of the Liffey [click for larger image (152kb)]
A new pedestrian bridge near George's dock [click for larger image (139kb)] The Famine sculpture on Custom House Quay [click for larger image (186kb)]

The images are all from the first two days, when the weather was lovely - it poured with rain for the second two days, and we spent a lot of time sitting in Café en Seine!