It was rainy and chilly when I left the apartment, so I was glad I opted to wear a turtleneck sweater and glad I remembered to take my scarf. It was good to be so bundled up when I was outside. To make sure I could see as much as possible, I decided to cab it over to the castle instead of walking or waiting for the bus. Since it only took a few minutes by car, I could spend that time touring instead of traveling. It was a stroke of luck that there was a taxi stand at the end of the street.
|from the Beatty Library website|
On my walk over to the Abbey, I picked up a sandwich since I hadn't eaten breakfast - I got a beautiful ham on baguette from a little French bakery. It was delicious and just the right size. I hope the Dubliners didn't think less of me as I ate it walking to the Abbey Theatre. As the gent at the info desk said, this was a very nice walk and I got to the theater very quickly. I hadn't been on this side of the River Liffey yet, so it was nice to see some of the other buildings my guidebooks had mentioned.
I think I'll end here, since there's still a lot to come on this jam-packed Wednesday in Dublin! Next time, fish & chips, whiskey and a visit to a building I didn't think I'd get to see!