Wednesday, October 14, 2015

First shots from Dublin

I'm now in Dublin, Ireland for meetings. As much as I have traveled around the world, this is my first visit to this country, the home of my 3rd-great-grandfather, John O'Brien. Here are a few initial photos. It is only fitting that the pub closest to our hotel is O'Brien's.
Photo by Patrick Jones. O'Brien's Pub, Dublin.
After checking our venue, I walked to nearby Trinity College, for a quick visit to the Old Library and the Book of Kells. The Long Library is impressive.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Trinity College Library, Dublin.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Trinity College Library, Dublin.
After Trinity College was a obligatory walk through the Temple Bar area of Dublin. I walked through Temple Bar itself, and chose to eat at the older Norseman pub down the street. The Norseman claims it was founded in 1696, making it the oldest pub in Temple Bar. The food was great and so was the live music. I plan to go back.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Temple Bar, Dublin. 14 Oct 2015.
Photo by Patrick Jones. 14 Oct 2015.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, fitting to have found one of your family names over that door, Patrick! With all your meetings, I hope you left yourself time to do a little family history research, too.

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