June 5, 2023

side quest to Dublin


Our layover to get home was in Dublin, but when the final leg of our flight was unexpectedly cancelled, we ended up having an extra 2 days in the city. When we went to Ireland last year, we had COVID during the portion of the trip where we would have explored Dublin, so it felt like a bit of a fortunate do-over (amidst the frustration and logistical issues of not being able to get home).

Kehoe's & touristing night-time Temple Bar

the ceilings at the Museum of Literature Ireland

"I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book." — James Joyce

On the left: international editions of Finnegans Wake,
On the right: The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies; a fragment of Finnegans Wake, with a cover designed by Lucia Joyce (James' daughter)

under the same tree Joyce (second from the left) once stood under :)

Peter's Uncle+Aunt's garden; Claddaghs new and old; Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding (!!!!)

baby p 💓

and eventually,

home sweet snoozey home