weekend trip in Dublin
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Soili, a cousin of mine came to visit me to Dublin for a couple of days in late June. She chose a good time to come by, because apart from a few heavy showers the weather was kind to us: the sun shone brightly and there was a nice cooling breeze. Soili arrived to Dublin on Friday afternoon, when I was at work. I wanted to pick her up from the airport, but because I was too busy at work I couldn't do that and we agreed to meet up in the city centre later on. I could hardly concentrate on my tasks, because I hadn't seen her for months and I wanted to plan the weekend so that she would have a good time here. There were so many places and events I wanted to took her to, but in order to do that I she would have needed more like weeks instead of days to see them, so I chose only a few places, such as the Kilmainham gaol, the Cow's lane (designer market) and the Hugh Lane art gallery.
The following morning we woke up late and spent most of our morning eating breakfast, planning what to do during the weekend and playing with the kittens. I wanted to take her to the George's street arcade to buy snacks, but because it was so late already and it was raining outside we decided to skip it and go to Kilmainham gaol.
Kilmainham gaol (Príosún Chill Mhaighneann) a prison which was built in 1796, when Ireland was in the midst of famine.
After the tour we took a bus to the city centre and bought some lunch on our way to the Cow's lane desiger market.
From the George street arcade we went for a coffee to the Bewley's cafe to the Grafton street. Bewley's has really tasty, although rather expensive flavoured coffees. It was a good way to relax for a while after walking for hours and to plan what to do in the evening. It started to rain again quite soon after we had finished our coffee so we went back home to eat and get ready to go to watch a movie called the happening in the movie theatre with Lorenzo. The movie was a bit of a disappointment, but the evening was very good nevertheless.
The following day it was raining again in the morning and we got totally wet on our way to the Hugh Lane gallery. Our timing was very good - I didn't care about the art so much, but there was a Sunday noon concert there that I went to listen to for an hour or so and Soili went to the art museum.