The Emerald Isle

Better late than never, right? In October I went on a trip to Dublin with a modern Irish literature course I was taking through Uppsala University.

My mom loves Ireland and reading so I decided to invite her along and we added a stop in Belfast to our trip.

In Dublin we toured around, went to the theater and met two of the authors we had read during the term, Dermot Bolger and Eilis ni Dhuibhne. We also had time to eat at a lot of pubs and listen to live music.

In Belfast we went to the Titanic Museum and had high tea in front of the rebuilt famed staircase. We also took a day trip along the Antrim Coast to Giants Causeway stopping along the way at many beautiful sites that also happened to be Game of Thrones filming sites. We also took a black cab tour of the political troubles in Belfast.

I strongly recommend the black cab tour service we used: Belfast Attractions

Here’s some photographic highlights…

 The amazing Trinity College library.

IMG_3307Dublin streetsIMG_3379Mom taking photos of the doors around St. Stephen’s GreenIMG_3374IMG_3369IMG_3351_2Pub GrubPrivate reading and discussion with Irish author, Dermot Bolger. IMG_3375_2IMG_E3378Seen at Connelly train station- “Music can take you anywhere” Photo 2018-10-28, 10 13 44Photo 2018-10-28, 10 17 33High tea at the Titanic museum, BelfastPhoto 2018-10-28, 14 10 57IMG_3455_2Photo 2018-10-29, 09 52 35The HedgesIMG_3513Dunluce CastleDSC_0244Ballintoy PointDSC_0269IMG_354620181029_122333IMG_3573Carrick-a-Rege Rope BridgeIMG_3586IMG_3582_2Giant’s CausewayIMG_3609IMG_3630_2IMG_3641IMG_3659_2Photo 2018-10-29, 16 50 00Belfast streetsIMG_3696IMG_3728_2Political black cab tour in BelfastDSC_0358Photo 2018-10-30, 12 51 54Local BrewPhoto 2018-10-29, 13 40 51Time to go homeIMG_E3734_2

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