Ah Dublin. You sure did give two girls the weekend of a lifetime. That city will have a special place in my heart for the rest of my life. I've divided the Dublin experience into two posts: sights and food. To be fair, we did a lot of eating and just walking around. We went in with zero expectations, and left with hearts full of new memories.
Gate Theater. We happened upon the box office Friday afternoon and bought the last two tickets! Since we are Jane Austen's biggest fans, we were chuffed to get to see the stage version of our favourite story! It did not disappoint. The venue was absolutely gorgeous, the actors were brilliant (including the gorgeous Sam O'Mahony who played Mr. Darcy), and we had a wonderful afternoon! If you're currently in the Dublin area, hurry up and buy your tickets!
"To commemorate an eminent family of musicians whose rare gifts and culture were devoted to the glory ofGod in this cathedral church and whose personal dignity and noble compositions added lustre to the art which for upwards of a century they were foremost in promoting."
I also went by on Monday to see the remains of the place when Handel's Messiah was first performed. Unfortunately, there's nothing left of the original building except the archway to the courtyard. It was still amazing to see the place where something dear to my heart was first debuted.