Thursday, aka that was today?
We got up a bit earlier than we had been, and struck out at about 9:45 to… well, just sort of wander.
We were going to explore what was labelled on our freebie map as the “Medieval/Viking District”, only to discover that there really wasn’t much to explore. We spent a bit of time in an old churchyard and walking along the river before we decided to walk to the Guinness storehouse just to say we’d been.
It was a lot farther than we’d thought, and the route was incredibly circuitous, and when we finally got there — nothing, not even a gift shop to giggle at, just a bare room with minimal decoration.
Escaping, we walked back to the hostel to regroup and decided to go to the National Gallery, because it was free.
We took our lunches (from that grocery store again) to Merrion Square (the one with the ridiculous Oscar Wilde sculpture), and ate lunch and watched the pigeons be stupid before going to the gallery, which… proved to be mostly closed, because they’re refurbishing it. So we visited the two rooms they did have open, wandered through the gift shop (why did they have yarn in an art museum gift shop, seriously?) and then left.
Our last proper stop was a tacky tourist store, where I bought Christmas ornaments and ran myself out of euros. Then it was onward to the airport and hence to Edinburgh, which is where we are now!