The first few days in Dublin.
Finnegan's of Dalkey. I had a brilliant time staying with my cousin Emer in Blackrock, Dublin. She was a very generous hostess and we had great fun together. My first evening was spent in Finnegan's in Dalkey. A very beautiful pub - VERY high Victoriana. It was a fabulous evening, just watching everyone enjoying themselves. We visited several of the local sights - my favourite being Powerscourt House and Gardens. www.powerscourt.ie I couldn't walk all that far as my knee is rather uncomfortable after my twisting incident at the Rugby club in Redditch a couple of weekends ago. I saw enough to know I want to go back - what a remarkable place. Powerscourt House. The statues, pots and stairs on the main terrace are very beautiful . . . . There are several stunning water features, along with all manner of Japanese gardens, walled gardens, woodland walks and all the usual attractions you would expect from a top visitors centre.