In the summer, I was lucky enough to go to a conference in Dublin. I love Ireland, and it was great to have chance to spend a week there while the weather was lovely (although sadly I spent most of the time in a lecture hall with Powerpoint flashing by).
The conferences in my field tend to be pretty good at combining cultural excursions with the academic sessions, though, and this was no exception. On the Wednesday we all piled into a coach and went up the road to Malahide Castle.
This isn't a castle in the fighting-off-attackers kind of way, more of a beautiful stately home. It was a fairly compact house, but we only had a couple of hours to look around, and we didn't have time to see all of the gardens.
This post is part of the Dublin #NoFilter project, run by London City Airport to highlight the potential of unfiltered photographs and the hidden gems of Dublin. (Monica at The Travel Hack will be picking her favourites, so fingers crossed, I might win a prize!)
An outside view of the tower.
According to the guide, the paint colour is known as Malahide Orange.
I particularly loved the library.