Ireland 2011 - 5th Day in Dublin - Changed Hotel and a Little Exploring

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I check out a place called Kilmainham Gaol (Jail). Built in in the 1790's and was in 1796. Facinating but very sad history as well. Ireland has done alot of fighting to gain its indepence from England. I picked up a brochure so if you are interesting in reading it.


I also wanted to check out the Royal Military Hospital and Gardens. It was a beautiful through the garden walk and found another 2 cemeteries which you were unable to go into, not sure if it was because it is a holiday here or it is the norm to have the locked up. But I was able to see through the gate and take a few photos.

At the end of the walk was a big beautiful old building that was once a hospital for injuried soldiers but is now used for the Modern Art Museum. Feel as if you have steped back in time, and I bet there are some great ghost stories that go with this building.

I did some other wanderings today as well, found River Liffey and went across Ha'penny bridge. It use to be a toll bridge to cross was a penny. And found the actually entrance to Temple Bar district.

It was a good day, ending with a drinks & supper with the tour group. Looks like a good mixture of folks and it should be a good trip with everyone.
 

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