Last Full Day
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A lot of attractions on my list, that I want to see in Dublin. I figure it would be better to spend it here, rather than take a day trip elsewhere.
I started off by walking through Merrion Square, a public park that had the statue of Oscar Wilde. Then I went to House #29, which was the Georgian House Museum. I went inside, and took a tour of the house. Basically, a typical house tour, with the place restored to the days of the late 18th century, with period furniture. Kind of nice, but not a must-see. But I did like looking at the various doors on the homes on that same street.
Then I went to the National Museum of Ireland, and finish up what I wanted to see.
Along the way, I would bump into people from the Shamrocker tour group, and one group of guys invited me to hang with them. I told them that I would have to wait and see. I would head to the GAA Museum.
This museum was out of the way, so I had to take a bus there. Along the way, I would go under a railroad bridge, and noticed some kids throwing stones at me. I yelled at them, telling them that I already called the police, and they stopped. I didn't really!
So I got to the GAA Museum, but had only an hour left to see the museum and the stadium.
Next, I went to Croke Park, which is where the hurling tournaments were held, along with other sports. We were given an overview of the place, and I looked around the place. Very interesting!
I did stop by the Garden of Remembrance, but it was closed. This place was in memory of the people who gave up their lives for Irish independence. Then I took a walk on O'Connell Street, all the way to the bridge and the statue of Daniel O'Connell.
I thought about taking a ghost tour, thinking it would be a great way to close out my trip.
Instead, I stopped by the Kinlay Hostel, to hang out with some of the guys from the tour. We played cards, and everyone else played a drinking game. I didn't drink, and they respected that, which I appreciated it very much. So I did not play that part, but it was funny seeing them getting smashed. I was having so much fun, but unfortunately it had to come to an end. With an early morning flight next day, I had leave. I said goodbye to all of them, which was very hard for me.
I stopped by Temple Bar to buy a few postcards, then had to return to the hostel. I started packing a little, then went to bed. But since I was still sick, it was tough for me to sleep.