Started the day with a self-guided walking tour of O'Connell St in glorious sunshine. Visited St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral (nice enough, but we get bored easily in churches), the Garden of Remembrance (lovely and moving, but I don't know why one guide book recommended spending an hour there), Hugh Lane Gallery (great building, and the Bacon studio was fascinating), and the Dublin Writers Museum (more interesting that I expected).
Had a good lunch at M&L Chinese (attractive, reasonable, tasty), then took the Luas for a few stops to save our legs. Visited St. Patrick's Cathedral (definitely worth it for the history) and the Marsh Library (doesn't warrant a long visit, but very interesting).
More leg preserving--walked up to High St and got the bus to Kilmainham Gaol. Got there at 3:30 and barely made the cut for the 4:20 tour. After waiting in line for a while, we spent the rest of our time in the museum, which was excellent. After only using it twice, we are already half way to saving the cost of the Heritage Card.
Took the bus back to the Guinness Storehouse. We were surprised that we enjoyed it as much as we did--thought it was quite well done. And the views from the Gravity Bar were spectacular--especially with a double rainbow!
We danced among the raindrops a bit during the afternoon, but nothing that required more than our hooded rain jackets--umbrellas not necessary. By the time we took the Luas from Guinness to our apartment (it's about 100' feet from a stop), it was 8:30 and we were too tired to go to a restaurant. Got some take away from Nando's, which was quite good.
Our time in Dublin is over--tomorrow morning we get our rental car (all insurance included) and move on to the next phase of our adventure.