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Ireland

End of July 2002 I worked for a week in the Ericsson fascilities in Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dunleery) in the southern part of Dublin bay.

On the weekend I roamed around Dublin and the Dun Laoghhaire area. The city doen't have to much to offer in terms of sights, but there are nice areas to stroll around and of course the Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery are well worth a visit. I think the main thing on offer for the visitors is the great number of pubs.

Dun Laoghaire and its neighbours Monkstown and Sandycove are small towns with few sights but some of its old time charm left. I walked around the area and took a few photos which you can see below.

If I ever spend time in Ireland for a vacation I will make sure I have a car so I can drive around the countryside. Dublin could be a good base to spend a few days in, but that's it.


view from my hotel
The Gresham Royal Marine

view to the north
with Joyce tower

view of Dun Laoghaire
from the big pier

typical stone wall,
almost everything is built
in stone

church

Monkstown church

famous for special
moorich gothic design

Monkstown castle

originally from 13th century
but reconstructed 15th

often foggy and
cloudy

not much of a beach
but some breave people swim

Joyce Tower, where James
Joyce lived and got
inspiration for Ulysses