Every time I think back on Dublin, I sigh. Dublin does not get enough attention. It’s such a lovely city, good for shopping and hot buttered scones. Here, we saw St. Patrick’s Cathedral (which charges 5 euro for admission, which is why you only see picture of the outside), and gorgeous Georgian houses. We shopped for colorful wool scarves and tweed ties. We made wishes and tossed coins from the Ha’ penny bridge. We watched the dancers in Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square.  We strolled around St. Stephen’s Green and talked about coming back as soon as possible, hopefully to catch a leprechaun.DublinDublinDublinDublinDublinDublinDSC02014

DSC01813DublinDublinDSC01968dubDublinDublinDublinimg_1762I don’t really like ending the post with this picture because it is a hot mess. However, I really have to gush about Liz and her family because they were amazing.  No doubt about it: they made our trip. Maureen and I booked through AirBNB, which is a site that connects travelers with people looking to rent extra rooms, lofts, studios, houses, cabins..even houseboats and tree-houses. Anyways, we got so lucky with this charming place. Every morning, Liz had a spread of hot coffee, hearty Irish brown bread, sweet butter, and homemade raspberry jam. She would drive us to the Luas, which we would take into the city center. She even  helped us pack lunches for our trip into the countryside and invited us to dinner with their family on our last night. Oh Dublin, I miss you!