Friday, June 19, 2015

Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Laura and I set out on Dame Street to find Christ Church Cathedral.  Along the walk we stumbled upon Dublin Castle.  It continues to be used officially today so we didn’t get inside.  It was the English seat of power in Ireland for 700 years. In the 1916 Easter uprising, the wounded James Connolly was tied to a chair here. He convalesced until he was brought back for execution by firing squad.  That’s all the Lonely Planet had to say about Dublin Castle and that it was mostly 18th century design. Still it’s a castle and outside of Casa Loma Toronto we Canadians don’t see that many castles.

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