Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Liberty Bell" In St. Patrick's Park: A Walking Tour On A Wet Day

I learn something new every day - this is named the "Liberty Bell" because it is in the Dublin Liberties.

This summer in Ireland is a total washout every time I go out to take photographs it rains and today was no different. At least once every hour there was a very heavy shower of rain making the taking of photographs problematic if not impossible. However on the walking tour that I undertook a representative from "Splash Tours" provided everyone with a free plastic raincoat.

If you ever get a chance to visit to Dublin the first thing that you should do is take a "topless bus" tour as it is the best way to get an introduction to the city. Then, you need to follow up with a walking tour such as the one that I went on today.

The tour that I went on today was lead by Pat Liddy (who I highly recommend) and sponsored by Dublin City Council (thanks). Toured part of the Liberties and despite the fact that I live not far and despite that I went to Kevin Street College I saw parts of the the city that I never saw before. I will revisit most of the area when the weather is better.

Pat Liddy is a well-known Dublin historian, author and artist who has developed a unique walking tour service for Dublin. Covering the inner city and, by advance request, the coastal villages, waterways, hills and intriguing suburbs, the tours are compiled by Pat Liddy himself based on his years of experience, historical research and the collection of anecdotal and legendary stories of Ireland's Capital City

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