Ireland - Amy

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    1/12 - Cliffs of Moher 1 - The first tourist trip I made, probably a week or two after arriving. It was a guided day-tour, and we also stopped in Limerick, at the Burren, and in a little town called Doolin, near Galway. Our guide, Gerry, told us the Cliffs are often featured in films, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
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    2/12 - Doolin 2 - Very small town near Galway. This picture captures the feel of the town and features the Irish-style road signs and such (as opposed to US-style).
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    3/12 - Andrea and I at Trinity College. It's a beautiful campus and it's home to the Book of Kells, which is amazing as well.
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    4/12 - I visited Dun Laoghaire many times. It was only about 15 minutes away on the DART and there's lots to do there. A long walk out onto the pier is nice (this picture was taken from the very end of the pier), the cinema there is cheaper than in Dublin, and there are a ton of stores and shops to explore.
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    5/12 - My office building! 2/3 Kildare Street, Manuscripts Department of the NLI. It's a beautiful building, inside and out, and a fantastic place to work. The building is actually on the same block as Leinster House.
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    6/12 - My office building! 2/3 Kildare Street, Manuscripts Department of the NLI. It's a beautiful building, inside and out, and a fantastic place to work. The building is actually on the same block as Leinster House.
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    7/12 - Inchydony Beach, in West Cork. One of the most beautiful places I visited, and great for long walks. The sand dunes nearby also make for a good time.
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    8/12 - A naturally-occurring rock pool deep and long enough to swim in (if you're brave enough to swim in water that cold...). Somewhere between Inchydony and Skibbereen.
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    9/12 - Mizen Head. Fantastically breathtaking. Definitely a must-visit. Beautiful cliff hikes and the ocean there is just incredible.
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    10/12 - View from the top of the Sugar Loaf! You can see all the way to Howth, which includes a view of Dun Laoghaire and Dublin.
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    11/12 - St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Dublin. The city was (naturally) packed, with natives and foreigners alike. Street vendors supplied memorabilia in Irish colors, every pub was lively with music and jolly people.
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    12/12 - - in English "Pearse Station". This was my stop every morning for work. The DART is very good transportation. There are stations near most things and it's generally clean and safe.

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