Two days at a place I’ve never been.  It’s terrific: great restaurants, great vibe, and of course, pubs everywhere.  Walking the streets of Dublin on a cool, crisp morning, the presence of Guiness is everywhere:

A trip to the country, not far from the city, is Wicklow’s Glencree Valley (where ‘Braveheart’ was filmed), with it’s bogs and wide vistas, and the Wicklow Mountains:

For lunch, had to go with the Irish stew:

One of the most famous monastic ruins, in Glendalough: