Strolling the Cliffs of Howth

With my work complete in London, I decided to go to Ireland for a few days since I had never been there before. I went to Dublin and spent a day touring the town. After being in London for more than a week Dublin seemed very small. I did find a few interesting areas including Trinity College, The Guinness Brewery and the Temple Bar area.

The next day I took a train to the coastal town of Howth located just outside of Dublin. From Howth I hiked along a trail which hugs the cliffs rising above the Irish Sea. Very few people were on the trail so I had a few hours of solitude with just me and sounds of the waves crashing against the cliffs. Near the end of my hike I came across a lighthouse which supposedly housed Salman Rushdie for a night during during his days of hiding.

I returned to Dublin and flew home to Seattle the next day. I don't feel as though I got the complete Irish experience from my brief visit. Although I'm not complaining, and neither is Jamie since I brought home Waterford on my return.

spire of St. Mary's Abbey in Howth

cliff trail along the Irish Sea

lighthouse on the Irish Sea

lighthouse on the Irish Sea

Warwick Castle <- Europe Trip 2000

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October 13,2000