DUBLIN CASTLE 11 DECEMBER 2022
I decided to visit Dublin Castle having forgotten that there was European-style traditional Christmas market which was booked out well in advance and when I arrived I was surprised by the queues.
Christmas at the Castle is a European-style traditional Christmas market with wooden chalet market stalls selling decorative crafts, inspiring gifts ideas and delicious food. It offers musical entertainment and the added bonus of access to the beautifully decorated State Apartments of Dublin Castle and the Neapolitan Crib in the Chapel Royal.
The event will run from 14:00 to 21:30 daily with a minimum of two and a maximum of three sessions per day. This will be a FREE, ticketed event. Cashless transactions are preferred on site.
Today I used a very old E-mount lens that came with Sony NEX-5 which I purchased in December 2010 and the results were more than a little disappointing. I could not correct for lens distortion and every image was under exposed.
Those who cannot attend Christmas at the Castle can still visit the Dubhlinn Gardens and the current exhibitions in the Coach House Gallery and the Chester Beatty. The Office of Public Works is also organising other Christmas events and markets across Dublin with a choir in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre each weekend, a festive market and a family Christmas cycle in Farmleigh and a festive market at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.