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We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo by Ann Treacy
September 23, 2007, 9:05 am
Filed under: Dublin

Well it was another beautiful Saturday in Dublin so we went to the zoo. We started by taking a bus into Dublin. We had lunch at Leo Burdock’s, the best fish and chips in Dublin. Then we walked to Phoenix Park – which I have to say is quite a walk from the city center.

On the way we walked by Grafton Street, Dublin Castle, the Guinness factory, National Museum, and other cool things. The girls were tired – but were troopers. We knew we were getting close when we walked in to the park and saw the Wellington Testimonial (see picture below).

Finally we got to the Dublin Zoo.

There was actually a long line – but we finally got in and spent about 3 hours there. Our favorite animals were the baby elephant and the bats. The bats were very creepy – especially when they kind of crawled up things. The baby elephant was apparently the first baby elephant born in the Dublin; it’s name is Asha, which is Hindi for Hope.

The zoo is really nice. There are plenty of play areas. We thought it was like a mix of the Como Zoo and the “New Zoo” in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Unfortunately the price was like the New Zoo – but we did get to see a wide range of animals. I will paste some pictures below.

Saturday Night

On Saturday night Patrick and I had dinner at Bewley’s. It has been upgraded a lot since the last time I was there; it was very nice. (One time we saw Sinead O’Connor at the same Bewley’s. I think she asked us for a light.)

Then we went to the Tripod to see Reggae/Ska legend Lee Scratch Perry and had a great time.

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