World Trip 1999-2000: Day 105 – Dublin, Ireland

Highlights: The Easter Rebellion

We walked down O’Connell Street and visited the General Post Office, site of the 1916 uprising against British rule.  The Rebels were not supported by the public at the time, and when defeated several of the leaders were excited.  However the public executions turned public opinion against the British Government and in 1922 the Republic of Ireland was formed.  You can still see bullet holes in the building and memorial paintings are everywhere to the heroes of the Easter uprising.

That night we finally found a pub that has live Irish music.  They played one traditional Irish song followed by one American Classic since there were so many tourists.  We continued our happy Guinness tradition into the night.

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An Australian World traveler who has been fortunate enough to experience 56 countries so far.
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