Visit to Dublin, Ireland from Feb-1998 to Apr-1998

My first international travel which brought my dream of going out of India came true after many years. It was business assignment with some opportunities to look around in Ireland.  Visited Tourist places around Dublin like Wiklow Mountains, Dublin Castle, Glandalough, etc. Could not visit Cliffs of Moher which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. Also, experienced and enjoyed the first snowfall of the life. A very memorable tour to last in the memory for a long time.

A three-months of stay in Dublin – capital city of Ireland gave me an excellent opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Dublin at leisure. The city is situated on the banks of River Liffe.

Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffe and is promoted as Dublin’s ‘cultural quarter’, city centre’s nightlife, and a tourist destination.

Guinness Beer is also a part of cultural aspect of Irish people. A self-guided tour of Guinness Storehouse includes an account of the ingredients used to make the stout and a description of how it is made. Guinness Beer is a darkIrishdry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s GateDublin, Ireland, in 1759. It is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide, brewed in almost 50 countries, and available in over 120 countries.

Had a nice walk on the Dun Pier Laoghaire in Dublin in the evening. Chilled wind blowing and fingertips were having pains. But enjoyed the giving nice views of Dublin City, the seashore and Sunset.

Joined One Day Dublin City Tour which covered Dublin Castle and Glendalough in Wicklow Mountains. 

Dublin Castle was built by the dark pool (“Dubh Linn”) which gave Dublin its name. This pool lies on the lower course of the River Poddle before its confluence with the River Liffey; when the castle was built, the Liffey was much wider, and the castle was effectively defended by both rivers.

Glendalough in Wicklow Mountains is a historic site which features a collection of Early Medieval monastic structures associated with St Kevin, a hermitpriest.  A glacial valley in County WicklowIreland, renowned for an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin.  Glendalough is also a recreational area for picnics, for walking along networks of maintained trails of varying difficulty, and also for rock-climbing.Some part of famous movie Brave-heart were shot here. 

Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin is a small museum dedicated to the history of the Irish Jewish community. Visited this museum on week end early in the morning and spent about an hour. The manager of the museum was very courteous and gave good information on Jewish community and also about the peril faced by Jews during Word War II

Warm welcome At Mumbai International Airport by relatives – Departure and Arrival

It was great and memorable international visit … !!!

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