Dublin, Ireland
Date: Lodging: Distance: Total:
20/01/1999 Burlington Hotel 172 KM 2565 KM

In the Temple Bar, Paige found this Irish leprechaun fascinating. He was most distressed when she took a photograph of him, shaking his umbrella and finger at her.

The Dublin Stock Exchange now handles only two percent of Ireland's share dealings. The rest are now done by computers.

Paige and Jim thought the frequent red heads of Ireland were beautiful. This lady posed willingly when Paige asked.

Paige and Jim enjoyed traditional Irish high tea at the Westbury while in Dublin.


One of the world's first automobiles on display at Mercedes Ireland.

20 January 1999 - Temple Bar is a trendy area that has developed and boomed in the last few years. We found a pub with a traditional Irish band and loads of locals - not tourists - inside. I noticed many more men than women and everywhere I looked men smoked cigarettes, supplying a thick haze almost a foot deep at ceiling level. Still, this did not stop us from enjoying Irish stew, corned beef, cabbage and Harp lager. Two gentlemen at our round table joined the conversation. We talked about the Irish economy, the increasing number of Irish people returning from abroad to make money in their homeland and great Irish beers. (Both men lived in New York earlier in their lives; they were around 50 years old).




Introduced to a Leprechaun (Paige)

Dublin Stock Exchange (Jim)

Redheads abound in Ireland (Jim)

Sights of Dublin (Jim)