We flew from Glasgow to Dublin to meet up with our Ireland tour group. We had some time to ourselves first, so Jim went on a walking tour while I relaxed and caught my breath after a very busy week on Iona.

On the landing approach into the Dublin airport on our Aer Lingus flight from Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

On the landing approach into the Dublin airport on our Aer Lingus flight from Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Fitzwilliam Hall a nothing special office building on the corner of Leeson St. Lower and Wilton Terrace just around the corner from our hotel in Dublin.

Fitzwilliam Hall a nothing special office building on the corner of Leeson St. Lower and Wilton Terrace just around the corner from our hotel in Dublin.

Three Fates Fountain at the southeast entrance to Saint Stephens Green in Dublin was a gift to the Irish from the German Federal Republic.

Three Fates Fountain at the southeast entrance to Saint Stephens Green in Dublin was a gift to the Irish from the German Federal Republic.

Looking north along the Grand Canal from the Leeson Street Lower bridge.

Looking north along the Grand Canal from the Leeson Street Lower bridge.

Birds and guy meditating in Saint Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland.

Birds and guy meditating in Saint Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland.

Fountain in Saint Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland, with a classic Irish red head on the right.

Fountain in Saint Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland, with a classic Irish red head on the right.

Pond in Saint Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland.

Pond in Saint Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland.

Not with a gun to our heads would we do this in public never mind that Viking helmets never had horns. Tourists - sigh.

Not with a gun to our heads would we do this in public never mind that Viking helmets never had horns. Tourists - sigh.

Gold bracelet and dress fastener, 2 bronze rings, and an amber necklace from a 800-700BC hoard at the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

Gold bracelet and dress fastener, 2 bronze rings, and an amber necklace from a 800-700BC hoard at the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

Gold collars dating to 800-700BC in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

Gold collars dating to 800-700BC in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

The Cross of Cong that was made to hold a piece of the True Cross was acquired in AD 1122 by Toirrdelbach Ua Conchobair, High King of Ireland.

The Cross of Cong that was made to hold a piece of the True Cross was acquired in AD 1122 by Toirrdelbach Ua Conchobair, High King of Ireland.

8th Century AD silver chalice from County Limerick in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

8th Century AD silver chalice from County Limerick in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

The bronze Shrine of Saint Lachtin’s Arm is an important religious relic that was associated with Donoughmore church in Co. Cork.

The bronze Shrine of Saint Lachtin’s Arm is an important religious relic that was associated with Donoughmore church in Co. Cork.

9th Century AD silver chalice from County Tipperary in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

9th Century AD silver chalice from County Tipperary in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

A gold model boat complete with oars and mast from the 1st Century BC Broighter Hoard found in County Derry in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

A gold model boat complete with oars and mast from the 1st Century BC Broighter Hoard found in County Derry in the Dublin National Archeology Museum.

Carousel, a vintage clothing store in a vintage building on Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland.

Carousel, a vintage clothing store in a vintage building on Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland.

Looking North at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin portions of which date to 1172 AD.

Looking North at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin portions of which date to 1172 AD.

Looking Southeast at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, built between 1191 and 1270.

Looking Southeast at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, built between 1191 and 1270.

Typical row houses on Adelaide Road just past the Grand Canal from our hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

Typical row houses on Adelaide Road just past the Grand Canal from our hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

Looking South at the Grand Canal from the Leeson Street Lower bridge.

Looking South at the Grand Canal from the Leeson Street Lower bridge.