Our first view of Ireland was from our plane as we descended. Being a quilter , I was immediately struck by the patchwork patterns of green. We landed and got our rental car, oh dear Lord help us navigate the narrow streets. Having never been to Europe before, we had no idea the streets were more like one way than for two cars. No wonder they all drive tiny cars. We managed to drive around in circles looking for our hotel and were thankful we got the Garmin. WE loved seeing the row houses; we've seen many in the states, but none as charming as here. We finally found our hotel and dropped our bags off before heading out for a walk. It was only 9:30 a.m. but felt like late afternoon; the weather was wonderful and although cool for Colorado we found that the 60 degree day was quite warm. Our first stop was the National Museum of Ireland; it had so many wonderful exhibits and we enjoyed the clothing exhibit dating from the 1700's-current day. No cameras were allowed inside. We loved the architecture. We also saw a furniture exhibit that was interesting.
I wish I spoke Gaelic; I'm hoping that my grandparents gift will flow from my mouth the longer we are here. No, I'm not sipping any Irish whisky!