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Saturday at Howth by Ann Treacy
October 7, 2007, 8:11 pm
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Saturday was the longest day of our lives! We were all tired. Lily had been to a sleepover party the night before. We left the house around 1:00 – before we ate lunch. We took a bus from the house to Dun Laoghaire, which was about 30 minutes. Then we took the DART (train) from Dun Laoghaire to Howth.

The DART goes around Dublin Bay. Dun Laoghaire is close to the southern tip – Howth is the northern tip. So it is fun to take the train – but not so fun to take Aine on the train – because she’s not to interested in the scenery.

So I pretty much chased Aine for 45 minutes throughout the train. We got to Howth and the weather was great but we were starving. So we went to a restaurant that had great food – but that took an hour to get all of us our food.

But the food did give us a second wind to walk around Howth a little bit – and we actually got to see seals. You can see the picture below. The unfortunate detail about HOwth is that the pier is 15-20 feet about the water – and there is no fence or anything to keep a naughty 3 year old from jumping right in.

So my day in Howth was spent wrestling with Aine to stay with me and not to run or go close to the edge. I actually this it was worth it to see the seals – but it was the longest day ever!

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[…] the pier and saw about 8 seals, which is always a thrill. The pier didn’t seem as high as when we went there with Aine 2 years ago. In fact I’m sure it wasn’t as high, since the water is definitely higher (bringing the […]

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