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November 24th, 2009 – by: mikewill86
As i only had 2 days there i planned on visiting some museums, walking around the city and seeing some sights that i had read about in my guide book.
Day two meant that i could actually visit some of the places i had wanted to visit the previous day. I specifically wanted to visit a nearby disused prison (Kilmainham Jail) where tours are run hourly. I made this my priority and headed there first. It was about half an hour walk from my hostel (in the rain!) but it was definately worth gettin wet for, the tour cost 6 euros and lasts about one hour. It takes you through various parts of the prison and the tour guide was extremely knowledgable about the jail and its history. Well worth a visit if you have a spare hour! after the tour you can spend as long as you want in the adjoining museum and have a cuppa in the tea shop if you so wish.
I then walked all the way across the city to see the Famine statues, these are a series of statues outside the Customs house.
After another long day on my feet i headed back to the hostel for a nap and some food. when i arrived i saw my french friend (Oliver) again and got talking to another guy from germany (Quirin) and so we decided to go back to the pub for more football and beers. Another enjoyable night was had and we headed back to the Hostel a little drunk. Back in the Hostel oliver got the guitar out and we had a bit of a singalong before bed!
I had to be up early (05:30) for my flights but i was woken even earlier by a confused girl who thought i was in her bed! i think she'd drunk more guiness than i had! after pursuading her that she was in the wrong dorm i got my head down again for my final few hours in Dublin. I had a great time while i was there and while i didnt get to do everything that i wanted to, i met great people and had a good time and you cant ask for more than that!
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