Just after Marco and I visited Kilmainham Gaol (the prison mentioned in the last post) we hopped on bus 40 around the corner to go north of the city to Glasnevin cemetery and the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. From Kilmainham it was about a 40-45 minute ride (from the city center it would probably be closer to 25 minutes). They are right next to each other and connected so that you don’t have to walk all the way around along the main road to get to the other.
Note that Marco and I walked around for about an hour and probably only saw half of the cemetery at best. There’s also a paid museum, although we didn’t visit it. After that we moved on to the National Botanic Gardens. As I mentioned it is connected to the cemetery and thus easily accessible.
One of the first things Marco noticed after picking up a free map of the gardens was the presence of a rose garden in the northeast corner. Oh boy! I took way too many photos there… Marco quickly found a bench to sit on and waited for me to finish (though he did look around a bit).
And to round out things – a statue of Socrates.