One sentence: Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland, but has a charming quaint feeling.
– Arrived by bus from Galway to Dublin, making it from the western to the eastern point in 2.5 hrs
– Visited Trinity College with its famous Book of Kells & Old Library
– Tradition dinner & dancing performance with my Irish friend Phil, who I met on a study abroad in Rome four years ago – how the time has flown by.
– Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
– Met up at the Dublin Castle where we visited the The Coach House, Chester Beatty Library & State Apartments
– Toured the Old Jameson Distillery which has now been relocated to the south of Ireland
– Relaxing dinner at our Airbnb home
– Met Phil for coffee and a stroll around Temple Bar (the center city) and St. Stephen’s Greens
– Lunch with the traveling dancers, Phil and another Irish Rome friend Michael. Chances would have it that we met a gentleman from Seattle who is now a journalist in NYC & saw the PNB perform at City Center last February – what are the chances!?
– Arrived at the Houses of Parliament to meet Katherine Zappone. She is Ireland’s Minister of Children & Youth Affairs. We had this absolute privilege through our connection with her brother Mark Zappone, who is PNB’s Costume Designer! She was dignified and a pleasure to met – we now have bragging rights!
– Toured the Guinness Storehouse which my cousin Ioana (the one I visited in London) and her company helped design. The tour finished on the top level – the Gravity Bar.
– Finished our travels with a rainbow on the Ha’Penny Bridge. How serendipitous.
What a trip this has been – 3 countries in 3 weeks – and what priceless memories with my three dancing friends.