Dublin, Ireland. 2012.
I remember finding a very cheap way to get to Dublin (£35) to Dublin from Glasgow, Scotland, that included three buses, a ferry, a taxi, and that took over 20 hours of terribly uncomfortable naps.
I remember visiting the prison where U2 filmed A Celebration but I can never remember its name.
(After a google search: Kilmainham Gaol)
I remember St Patrick’s Cathedral and the memorial stones of Joyce and Wilde. (Writer Me can’t forget that.)
I remember visiting the Newgrange prehistoric monument under such a crazy sun and bright blue sky that I couldn’t help thinking of the Teletubby land.
I mean, I know it was built around 3000 BC and 2500 BC, and it’s older than the Egyptian pyramids and all, but you have to admit it reminds you of the Teletubbies, too. Right?
I remember the Hill of Tara being quite windy. But also very sunny/Teletubbies-like. (Seriously, was the Teletubbies landscape inspired of Ireland or something?)
I remember thinking the Temple Bar was the oldest pub in Ireland.
And then learning it’s actually The Brazen Head (built in 1198!).
Have you ever been to Ireland?
What do you remember?