Today started with another delicious breakfast, fortifying us for a day of culture and walking. We were sad to find that Dublin Castle was not open, but glad to discover that the Archaeology museum was a short walk away. After breezing through the prehistoric section, we focused on medieval and Viking history, especially the Battle of Clontarf. No photos in the museum, but I bought a nice sword for Sam in the gift shop.
Then we headed for the train station for a trip to Howth.
Good thing I had the sword to scare away the pigeons.
Howth is a fishing village with beautiful views and sometimes cold winds.
King George IV visited once. We stood in the same spot.
Now, time for a hike. On the way, we saw Yeats' house.
It was a long hike. It felt good to get out of the city.
An early supper of fish and chips was well deserved! Tom and I split Andrew's mushy peas and we finished with Guiness and Irish coffee.