The Emerald Isle We arrived in Dublin in late April to overcast skies which quickly developed into rain. But we decided to explore anyway. The rain didn't last long and by the time we got to Fleet Street from O'Connell Street, we were walking in chilly sunshine. All that rain keeps Ireland green so it can live up to its poetic nickname, The Emerald Isle.
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” - James Michener