Friday, June 1. Our only full day in Dublin. As I mentioned before, we were staying in one of the more "colorful" parts of Dublin. In general, Dublin has a bit of a rough edge; it's definitely more of a party town than London or Edinburgh. Not being big drinkers, this part of the city's character was lost on us.
After a quick trip to the laundromat, we set out to explore Dublin. We
tried to find
U2 wall, but the building was under construction, so we walked
over to Merrion Green to see the Oscar Wilde memorial there. There's a
great statue of him reclining on a rock, along with a separate
memorial engraved with many of his best quotes, including "Nothing
worth knowing can be taught", "I can resist everything except
temptation", "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at
the stars", and my favorite, "Only dull people are brilliant at
After lunch, we went and sat in St. Stephen's Green for a while and
did some people-watching (we were still trying to recover from London
Death March), then walked through the Temple Bar area, did a little
shopping, and grabbed dinner.