Train ride from Galway to Dublin
River Liffey, Dublin
View from my hotel the last evening in Ireland
I decided that I would take the train from Galway back to Dublin. I love trains, and thought that would be a different way to end the trip. I got back to Dublin, and had a little while to kill until I could get into my room at the hotel. I found I had to take my luggage to a left luggage location other than the train/bus station. I had long since decided that I would need to lighten the weight of my painting supplies for future trips. I found wandered around Dublin, mostly the Temple Bar and Grafton Street area. I thought how I should be going into the museums, but by this time I was getting tired, and so just wandered around. Later in the day, I found I had to take a cab to the hotel, which was an experience in itself, since the cabbie couldn't find the hotel. But, in typical Irish fashion, I had a great talk with the cabbie, and other than knowing my tab was heading skyward, had a nice ride. I had booked in a hotel near the airport to make things easy in the morning. To make it a bit more special, I found reviews that talked about the horses grazing all around the hotel. Perfect!