... ABOUT VACATION:
These are just SOME of the pics. In no order. I'll post more if the whim strikes me.
We took a lovely hike on Howth Head. Aside from seeing Dear Sinead and Malachy, this may have been my favorite thing we did. Well, outside of the prison.
The views along the hike are breathtaking. The heather was in bloom. Those yellow flowers you see are orchids. Amazing. And then look at this:
This is Howth from the North. We hiked all the way to the end, around, then up to the summit. SOOOOOOO beautiful.
If you are ever in Sandcove, we highly recommend this pub. The BEST mushroom soup you could ever hope for. Perfect.
Rocks at the seaside at Sandycove.
Newgrange -- a Neolithic passage tomb in the Boyne Valley. Very, very cool.
The Boyne River. The water was high, and the river spirited.
The Hills of Tara. Note: The hills of Tara are active sheep pastures.
A statue of St. Patrick at the Hills of Tara.
And such a lovely view from Tara.
The castle garden:
The throne room.
Malahide Castle. (Which was in the Talbot family for over 800 years!)
Christ Church Cathedral:
Myfanwe and Nortbert at the water portion of the Guinness Storehouse tour.
I loved the name of this shop, but never got in to look for knoba for our diningroom sideboard.
This place is only open from 10 am to 1 pm, weekdays. And I was never walking by when it was open. I would have loved a keepsake tin or baking pan!