An Irish odyssey – Part 1

So… what do you do in Dublin at 5.30am?

You drive up O’Connell Street and remind yourself of all the action the Post Office saw in 1916 when it was the headquarters for those in the Easter uprising. You can stop and see those bullet holes because there is no traffic!

We had left Liverpool at 9pm the previous evening and enjoyed a reasonably calm crossing with P&O Ferries. Our early arrival in Ireland meant that we had time to be tourists before we found our way to the west coast where our adventure would really begin.

We decided to travel north from Dublin to Malahide which is lovely coastal area which boasts a great looking castle.

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Surprisingly it was closed at 6.30am  but it was well worth a photo, as was the marina. Thankfully Starbucks was true to it’s opening times (more about ‘Irish Time’ in later posts) and provided us with coffee on the dot of 7am. It was a beautiful morning and things seemed set fair for our Irish Odyssey!

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