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Houston, St. Patrick's Cathedral dublin, Sept 2017
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, was founded in 1191.  Courtesy of cntraveller.com
Houston, Dublin, Ireland, Queen of Tarts cafe, Sept 2017
The menu at Queen of Tarts includes sweets from muffins and cheesecakes to signature tarts.  Courtesy of Queen Of Tarts/Facebook
Houston, Trinity College Library, Dublin, Sept 2017
Rich with history, the Old Library building at Trinity College Dublin was constructed in the mid-18th century. Courtesy of sun-surfer.com
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Sept 2017
Guinness Storehouse drew more than 1.6 million visitors in 2016.  Courtesy of businessinsider.com
Houston, The Long Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Sept 2017
Drink up at The Long Hall, one of Dublin’s oldest and most beloved pubs.  Courtesy of The Long Hall/Facebook
Houston, Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland, Sept 2017
During the holidays, Grafton Street, one of the city's main shopping thoroughfares, is decked out with twinkling lights and ornate trees. Photo by Marcy de Luna
Houston, Little Museum of Dublin, U2 room, Sept 2017
Little Museum of Dublin has several themed rooms, including U2: Made in Dublin. Courtesy of independent.ie
Houston, St Stephens Green, Dublin, Sept 2017
An oasis in the middle of town, St. Stephen's Green boasts sculptures, a playground, many species of birds and plants, and a garden.  Courtesy of lovindublin.com
Houston, Dublin, Ireland, Temple Bar, Sept 2017
Despite the crowd at tourist hub, The Temple Bar, the iconic gathering spot offers much to be appreciated. Photo by Marcy de Luna
Houston, Dublin, Ireland, Connoisseur Bar at Guinness Storehouse, Sept 2017
Splurge for the intimate connoisseur dinner at Guinness Storehouse, held inside a hidden bar. Photo by Marcy de Luna