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Interesting facts - Ireland is actually two countries - the Republic of Ireland in the south and Northern Ireland. They have different currencies and different governments. The North is still part of the United Kingdom so they are under British rule and use English pounds. Whereas in Dublin everything is in Euros. The official language in both is still Irish ...
... area I tried to log into their free wifi service to do online check in for our flights tomorrow. Before we left the hotel it was too early, and if I waited until tonight, then the seats we wanted would be assigned already to other travellers. I had just successfully connected and logged onto Westjet's site, when I lost the signal. It would have too wait until we were on board the train where I could buy some wifi time. Our first train arrived a few ...
My next few days, which were also my last two days in Ireland,
were spent on a SAS Field Program called "Roots of Irish Music." Our first stop
was at the Cliffs of Moher, but it was so foggy and misty, we literally
couldn't see 10 feet in front of us. We got pretty soaked just from being out
in the open air. All the fog made me feel like I was in the moors in "The Hound
of the Baskervilles." Our final destination that day was a little ...
“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam. A country without a language is a country without a soul.”
- Padraig Pearse
Travelling is as much about meeting new people as it is seeing new places, especially when you stay in hostels. On this trip I have been lucky enough to meet a great number of really interesting people. Last night I had the pleasure of dinning with two such new friends, Emilie and Marion, who come from Bordeaux in France.
We went to ...
... by the N25 bus - yikes!) We departed from the office and Limerick at about 1pm for the drive to Dublin. Along the way we decided to stop for a quick lunch in a little village called Moneygall. It's the village that President Obama had visited a couple of years ago in Ireland. The story is that a guy from the village was doing some ancestry investigating and discovered that Obama had a great great great great grandfather (not really sure how many greats were ...