|Hop on Hop off bus|
|Georgian Houses with their colourful doors|
|Stephen's Green Shopping Centre|
From Trinity College it was a short walk to Grafton Street. This is one of the high end shopping districts in Dublin. Most of the street is pedestrian only and there were lots of people out walking and enjoying the sunshine. We stopped for photos of the Molly Malone statue and then did some window shopping and listened to buskers as we walked.
|The "tart with the cart"|
|One of the side streets off Grafton Street|
We jumped back on the bus and went to Dublin Castle. Until 1922 it was the seat of the British rule in Ireland and is now a major Irish government complex. There was a sandcastle display being built in the central courtyard. The Record Tower is the only surviving tower from medieval times and dates back to 1228.
|The courtyard at Dublin Castle|
Our next stop was Christ Church Cathedral, originally the site of a Viking Cathedral. It has been used as a cathedral of the Anglican Church of Ireland since Henry VIII. For a very brief time it was a Roman Catholic Cathedral but the last mass was in honour of James II in 1689. The church and grounds are beautiful but we arrived at the same time that the rain shower did so we took a few photos and it was time to find the closest bus stop!
|Christ Church Cathedral|
|Another view of Christ Church Cathedral|
|The Bridge structure connects the Cathedral and the old Synod Hall|
|Self Guided Tour|
|A view from the Gravity Bar|
|The much awaited pint of Guinness!!|