St. Patty’s Day in Dublin

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Mr. Fun is in Dublin.  Right now!  He stepped onto his hotel balcony and snapped this photo of his view, including the tower of Dublin Castle, for me to share with all of you!  He travels to Ireland (lucky him) every quarter on business, and I (lucky me) reap the rewards when he finds goodies to bring home!  He has learned to be a very good shopper.  
Some of my favorite treasures~~
 
~~ Nicholas Mosse Pottery ~~
~~ wool scarves ~~
~~ and maybe my favorite Bewley’s tea! ~~
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~~ Guinness Goodies ~~
~~ tea towels to add to my collection ~~
~~ and other fun things ~~
 
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Did you know Guinness planned to build pipes to the docks to carry the fresh beer to the ships which would then travel the world, but they stopped for fear of residents tapping into the pipe?  
REAL draft Guinness is only available in Ireland!
 
 
~~ Waterford crystal ~~
~~ silk and wool scarves ~~
~~ pottery ~~
 
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These vases are holding sunflowers from the study, yellow tulips Mr. Fun gave me before he left for the airport, 🙂, and branches from my yard which I am forcing so Spring arrives more quickly.
 
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The glaze on this piece is truly superb.
 
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A few years ago, Charlotte, Will and I also traveled to Ireland, and we were lucky enough to be there on St. Patrick’s Day.  
The parade in Dublin is an odd mix of serious, impressive marchers,
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and these marchers:
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I think this is Queen Elizabeth I, and I really don’t want to know what they are going to do to her!
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Dublin is a beautiful city, as is Trinity College with the Book of Kells, but you must travel to the countryside to truly appreciate the immense and breath taking beauty of Ireland.
 
 
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ancient sites
 
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castles
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outdoor FUN and animals everywhere
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beaches
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and rocky coastlines
 
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modern Ireland, still beautiful
 
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Mr. Fun with his other best girl 🙂
 
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and his favorite boy conquering the world
 
 
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unbelievably MAGNIFICENT, endless views
 
 
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I must go back to
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I am joining Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen 
for the third annual
 
And I am going back to Ireland
as soon as I can.  Don’t miss it.


And don’t miss my Cook Along post~~please leave me a comment if you so desire, and scroll down to my Ina party post!  Thank you!
Linda 🙂
 

46 thoughts on “St. Patty’s Day in Dublin

  1. Oh, heck YES you must go back to Ireland…and take me with you!!! My husband and I are sitting here drooling at the pictures!!! I have often dreamed of visiting Ireland, and someday I’ll perhaps get the nerve to get on a plane to go. It’s so beautiful, and I know I would have a good time. Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking!!!!! Your husband is very fortunate that he gets to visit such beautiful country on a regular basis! Thanks for sharing!!! Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!!!

  2. I love your photos, Linda! I wish I had my present DSLR camera when I last last visited Ireland ..I only had a little point and shoot camera then. I told my husband we have to go back so I can re-shoot all my photos…lol! It’s a beautiful country!

  3. These are the most amazing photos I’ve ever seen and now I really want to go to Ireland someday.
    Yes, as you say, out here in Texas, especially West Texas, there’s very little of Ireland around.
    You did a magnificent post for us. Thanks so much.
    xo bj

  4. STUNNING!!! I admit to struggling with covetousness throughout the post. I would love to have some of those beautiful Irish treasures, and even more, I would love to visit there at any time of the year. To visit on St. Patrick’s Day is just plain awesome.

  5. WOW, Linda your Nicholas Mosse Pottery collection is GORGEOUS! Your pictures make me want to book a fight for a return visit back to Ireland ASAP……..and to think I had the pottery in my hand and thought I’d go back to that store before we left, BIG MISTAKE. Next trip the pottery.
    Thanks for sharing such beautiful photographs…….

    Emily
    The French Hutch

  6. Linda,

    Your pictures of Ireland are breathtaking – absolutely stunning. I have never seen that pottery so now I will have to google! LOL No wonder I never get off this computer! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Carol

  7. Hi Linda,
    I had so much fun on your trip. Your presentation made me feel like I was just right there with you. I have a collection of Waterford and just love anything Irish. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful trip. Be sure and come back to have tea with me again real soon. I loved our visit.
    Best Wishes,
    Miz Helen

  8. Hi Linda! Oh, my goodness! I want to go to Ireland! I do have a little of the Blarney in my heritage! 🙂 How wonderful Mr. Fun gets to go to this lovely land! I’ve always heard how pretty it is! Lovely photos!
    Thanks for the advice on my toe. It is a lot better now just a little tender to the touch.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  9. I just loved this post. You are so lucky to have been able to visit Ireland. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. Happy St. Paddys Day.

  10. Great post, it brought back very happy memories of trips we’ve taken there in the apst.
    You’ve been very busy writing two posts today!
    Well done!

  11. Your photos are gorgeous…thanks for sharing them….I would love to visit Ireland! Here’s hoping your hubby brings you back something extra special from his trip…I bet you can hardly wait til he gets back home 🙂
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day…
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

  12. Oh Linda, these are wonderful and breathtaking photos! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. How lucky are you that you reap the benefits of your hubby’s travels to Ireland. You have quite a beautiful Irish collection!…Christine

  13. Your photos of Ireland are just breathtaking! A place that is definitelt on my ‘bucket list’!
    Your Waterford is gorgeous..lucky you to reap the benefits of your hubby’s travels.

  14. Fantastic pictures of Ireland! Now I’m most definetelly going there some day soon, always wanted to. Well, as long as Mr. Fun brings you such nice things, specially the Mosse pottery, than somehow, it’s ok for you to stay back.
    I would love you to come over! You’re very welcome.
    Happy St. Patty’s to you, Mr. Fun and your gorgeous kids.
    FABBY

  15. Wow, your photos capture Ireland so well!
    I can’t wait to see what your husband brings back from Ireland for you 🙂 I am your newest follower.

    Debbie

  16. Take me with you! I have never been, My sis and bil go every 6 months to dance.
    Iloved your post, what great pictures.(and dishes! 🙂 )
    Thanks so much for joining in my blog crawl!
    Take the ferry over this summer and the Tablescaper and I will pick you up and we can do lunch!

  17. Oh gosh you must go back. That is one place I haven’t been and we are planning a trip in two years. I am so delighted that you shared this with us. Your gifts from across the pond are amazing. Lovely items given with a warm heart. Happy St. Patrick’s day!

  18. What a fun time in Ireland ! I loved looking at
    your pictures. My hubby has two “other girls”, hee hee ! Thanks for coming by my blog. I love
    the name of yours !
    Hugs,
    Kammy

  19. Linda! You were so very sweet to leave such a thoughtful comment on my blog! Thank you so much for the support! One of the things that helped push me to come back was how much I was missing your blog! Isn’t it funny how we’ve come to depend on our blogland friends? Your pictures of Ireland are beautiful, but where is Mrs. Fun? You need to post more pictures of yourself! Ireland is definitely in my bucket list and I hope some day to visit. Take care!

  20. Lucky Mr. Fun and lucky you to have had that wonderful trip! Loved looking through your photos and so wish I could visit Ireland myself. Maybe someday!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and thanks so much for visiting my blog. Having Kathleen host the blog crawl is introducing us to so many other bloggers!

  21. What fabulous vistas~ your amazing photos look like postcards! I would so love to go! Thanks for sharing these. Happy St. Paddy’s Day 🙂

  22. Now I need a vacation in Ireland ! Such an interesting post with wonderful pictures ! Bravo Mr.Fun for the grate presents he makes ! I really enjoy your blog .Thank you Linda for visiting my blog and writing such a kind comment !
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day !

  23. Linda! I have missed YOU! This post is just wonderful, and it is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. How great that you all get to travel to Ireland, and how great that Mr. Fun brings back such wonderful presents. I like a man who has good taste! 🙂

    I’m popping in to visit this week and hope to be blogging regularly again soon. I see that I’ve missed a lot, and I can’t wait to catch up with you. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, I will be able to do just that. I have workmen in two houses (alternately), and it has really been something. LOL!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you…

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

  24. I have missed you! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. Oh to be in Ireland for St. Patricks Day!
    I am so happy to be able to post again. I was having trouble with blogger but it seems to have corrected itself. Hope you’ll come visit soon.

  25. I’ve never been to Ireland, but after seeing all your amazing pictures, it is definitely on my travel bucket list! Noticed this post is a few weeks old. Are you still there? Did you forget to come back? Haha. Maybe you found a little Irish cottage somewhere….
    Thanks for your comment on my tartan post. ~Delores

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