As I’m working in Dublin tomorrow, I decided to make a weekend of it and revisit some of my old stomping grounds. I couldn’t have asked for better weather as @FrankDJS and I visited Dun Laoghaire, where I grew up. Just a short train ride from the city centre, with beautiful views out into Dublin Bay, it’s somewhere I encourage all friends visiting Dublin to go and see.
After a suitable volume of coffee (at one of two Starbucks cafes on Marine Road – ever so slightly confusing), we met my friend Claudina and walked the pier – something I really miss since moving to London many moons ago. We weren’t alone – as on most dry Sundays, the pier was full of dog-walkers and families.
Afterwards, we went for a wander through the People’s Park and its Sunday farmer’s market. Despite the size of my hotel breakfast, I was quickly tempted by several of the food stalls. In no time at all, I demolished the most delicious Italian sausage in a baguette, leaving more than a little evidence all down the front of my jeans.
But it was definitely worth it.
And then some more coffee in the park’s newly-refurbished cafe. It was great to see Dun Laoghaire in the sun again and even better so see so many people enjoying the pier and the park. I admit it made me homesick for the first time in a very long time!
I’m so very happy I’ll be back again soon.