Last day in Dublin

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Dublin Castle

Waking up late thanks to a biggish night before we needed to pack, order the Eurail tickets for the upcoming tour of France and Italy before picking something to do for the day. It all started to fall apart! We were unable to book the Eurail tickets as they needed to be shipped to either Australia or USA nowhere in Europe, so we needed to buy the tickets whilst in Paris, let's just say that the degree of difficulty was to increase, no easy clicking on some links in English, no, we needed to converse with someone at a train station to get our tickets..... we couldn't wait :) It was still raining outside, so we decided to go across the road from Erin's house to Dublin Castle. The lad that took us on the tour of the castle was excellent, incredibly skinny (maybe too many Guinness and not enough nutrition for him?) but yet very informative.

Trinity College
The Castle is built on the original viking establishment from the 13th century.

After the tour, we walked down to Trinity College and walked around the beautiful grounds, unfortunately we did not have sufficient time to go into the Book of Kells exhibition as we had our flight to catch. Walking back to the unit, we packed up, said our goodbyes to Erin and were on the bus back to Dublin airport. We were flying out to Paris on Aer Lingus , the airport was chaotic and slightly confusing. It was hard to find someone to offer assistance so I picked the shortest line and queued, we were told politely that we were in the wrong queue but yet the gentleman checked us in (when I apologised and told him we were from Sydney he was immediately helpful - Aussie charm works a treat) and we went through the long queue for security. The flight was delayed for some reason, no communication to the waiting passengers but we eventually took off for Paris.

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Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle
Trinity College
Trinity College
Inside the main dining hall
Inside the main dining hall
Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle
Dublin
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