This is the Post Office. I found out Later on the tour that one of them any times the Irish revolted against the British they took over the Post Office among other important buildings. There are still bullet holes in it from the fighting that ensued.
|The River Liffey|
|Our awesome tour guide Helena.|
So, the tour was about 3 hours long. Yes, it was a really long tour, but it was really cool to see so much of Dublin and actually learn what significance some buildings had that I would not have heard of otherwise.
After the tour was over, we grabbed lunch and hopped on a bus to go to the National Botanic Gardens.
Holy dang it is a beautiful place.
|it looked like Professor Sprout's greenhouse from Harry Potter|
|Are we in Miami or Ireland?|
After we had walked around we headed back into central Dublin. That night we went to University College Dublin where Allison's friend Andrew is studying abroad and then later to a pub in the Temple Bar area. The pub was cool, but really loud, there was a live band playing. The band was actually really cool cause they did covers and mash-ups of rock music and stuff you hear on the radio.
On the tour, our guide had mentioned how a lot of the young people liked the Spire because it was lit up at night.
Over this trip we came to realize exactly how awesome that was. When we left the pub it was dark and we thought we knew our way back. Basically all we had to do was head toward the Spire and we knew our way back from there. You can see that thing basically anywhere you are in the city.