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Easter in Dublin, Ireland - 21st-24th March 2008

Seeing as Christmas was spent at Nosher's Sis' in Devon, it's only fitting that the next major religious-based festival should be at Isobel's family's in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. So we drive to Norwich to catch a flight to Dublin (the take-off is entertaining on account of the small plane and the very large wind), and head down for Easter. The weekend includes a trip to La Strada for aspot of Italian, and a wander around Dublin's city centre for a couple of pints of Guinness.

next album: Mother and Mike, Rachel and Sam, and the Scan That Changes Everything, Aldeburgh and Cambridge - 30th March 2008
previous album: San Diego and Hollywood, California, US - 3rd March 2008

2008 Passengers walk out to the plane

Passengers walk out to the plane

2008 The FlyBE Dash 8 on the apron at Norwich

The FlyBE Dash 8 on the apron at Norwich

2008 The FlyBE Dash 8 loads up on the tarmac at Norwich Airport

The FlyBE Dash 8 loads up on the tarmac at Norwich Airport

2008 A feathered wide-chord six-bladed properllor

A feathered wide-chord six-bladed properllor

2008 The strong winds blow parallel lines of spray across the waves

The strong winds blow parallel lines of spray across the waves

2008 The Irish coast

The Irish coast

2008 The coast of County Dublin, as we fly over on final approach

The coast of County Dublin, as we fly over on final approach

2008 A rainy view of Dublin Airport

A rainy view of Dublin Airport

2008 An Aer Lingus 737 on the ground at Dublin

An Aer Lingus 737 on the ground at Dublin

2008 The plane disembarks on a cold and wet apron at Dublin

The plane disembarks on a cold and wet apron at Dublin

2008 Noddy gets his hair straightened

Noddy gets his hair straightened

2008 Evelyn reads a trashy magazine as Isobel has a cup of tea

Evelyn reads a trashy magazine as Isobel has a cup of tea

2008 Noddy gets a make-over, with some moral support from a glass of champagne

Noddy gets a make-over, with some moral support from a glass of champagne

2008 Louise has the nit comb out

Louise has the nit comb out

2008 The final result of Noddy's hair-straightening episode

The final result of Noddy's hair-straightening episode

2008 Ev, Noddy and Jen in La Strada

Ev, Noddy and Jen in La Strada

2008 The night is more entertaining than Louise and Evelyn's faces suggests

The night is more entertaining than Louise and Evelyn's faces suggests

2008 'El Patron' brings over some Sambucca

'El Patron' brings over some Sambucca

2008 A Dublin Bus steams through Blackrock

A Dublin Bus steams through Blackrock

2008 The sign is not an instruction (Kill/Cill is 'church' in Irish)

The sign is not an instruction (Kill/Cill is 'church' in Irish)

2008 In the grounds of Tinity College

In the grounds of Tinity College

2008 Isobel and Louise stride across the cobbles

Isobel and Louise stride across the cobbles

2008 Trinity College

Trinity College

2008 Down in Temple Bar

Down in Temple Bar

2008 'Fresh ' graffiti

'Fresh ' graffiti

2008 Super-bright graffiti

Super-bright graffiti

2008 An outdoor book sale in Temple Bar

An outdoor book sale in Temple Bar

2008 Books for sale

Books for sale

2008 Regent Street, looking down to the Liffey

Regent Street, looking down to the Liffey

2008 'Wall of Fame' graffiti-cum-advertising

'Wall of Fame' graffiti-cum-advertising

2008 We wander down to an outdoor market

We wander down to an outdoor market

2008 Outdoor market

Outdoor market

2008 A Chris Rea poster gives an air of the Eighties

A Chris Rea poster gives an air of the Eighties

2008 A car does a novel 1000-point turn on an unsuitable street

A car does a novel 1000-point turn on an unsuitable street

2008 Music posters

Music posters

2008 A cool old sign: 'Why go bald'

A cool old sign: 'Why go bald'

2008 For some reason the 'Balkantours' shop isn't really appealing

For some reason the 'Balkantours' shop isn't really appealing

2008 Walton's Music shop

Walton's Music shop

2008 A load of music posters down the steps of Simon's Café

A load of music posters down the steps of Simon's Café

2008 Inside Simon's Café

Inside Simon's Café

2008 Louise looks bored

Louise looks bored

2008 Reading and waiting for something to happen

Reading and waiting for something to happen

2008 The funky basement of Simon's Café

The funky basement of Simon's Café

2008 Indoor market in Dublin

Indoor market in Dublin

2008 More of the indoor market

More of the indoor market

2008 The flower stalls on Grafton Street

The flower stalls on Grafton Street

2008 Flower ladies

Flower ladies

2008 Isobel gets a bunch of flowers for her sisters' house

Isobel gets a bunch of flowers for her sisters' house

2008 A dude on a stool

A dude on a stool

2008 A glass grating on Grafton Street has seen a million footsteps

A glass grating on Grafton Street has seen a million footsteps

2008 Back alley off Grafton Street, Dublin

Back alley off Grafton Street, Dublin

2008 A rock memorial in the park

A rock memorial in the park

2008 The Gardai hassle a dude who's waving a guitar at pigeons

The Gardai hassle a dude who's waving a guitar at pigeons

2008 The park in Dublin

The park in Dublin

2008 At the top of Grafton Street, a fire engine does a bit of fund-raising

At the top of Grafton Street, a fire engine does a bit of fund-raising

2008 The Dublin Fire Brigade engine

The Dublin Fire Brigade engine

2008 Graffiti and torn fly-posters

Graffiti and torn fly-posters

2008 A basement staircase doubles as a convenient rubbish bin

A basement staircase doubles as a convenient rubbish bin

2008 In the Stag's Head bar

In the Stag's Head bar

2008 The Stag's Head

The Stag's Head

2008 A Dublin back street

A Dublin back street

2008 The Trinity Barber Shop

The Trinity Barber Shop

2008 M J O'Neill's bar

M J O'Neill's bar

2008 Isobel bumps into an old school friend

Isobel bumps into an old school friend

2008 The Molly Malone statue in Dublin

The Molly Malone statue in Dublin

2008 A couple of workers do sod-all and watch tarmac set

A couple of workers do sod-all and watch tarmac set

2008 Isobel shakes paws with Oscar

Isobel shakes paws with Oscar

2008 In Blackrock: 'Make luv not war'

In Blackrock: 'Make luv not war'

2008 Blackrock Market

Blackrock Market

2008 Isobel, Evelyn and Jen look at a cat in a petshop window

Isobel, Evelyn and Jen look at a cat in a petshop window

2008 Isobel and Jen plus a school friend they'd not seen for 18 years

Isobel and Jen plus a school friend they'd not seen for 18 years

2008 A discarded sandwich box in the departure lounge, Dublin Airport

A discarded sandwich box in the departure lounge, Dublin Airport

2008 Dublin Bay and the Winkies

Dublin Bay and the Winkies

2008 Back in Norwich, after flying through a blizzard

Back in Norwich, after flying through a blizzard

2008 The empty baggage hall of Norwich Airport

The empty baggage hall of Norwich Airport

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Passengers walk out to the plane