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... was essentially several rooms in a private
residence on the edge of town. It seems many of the places in Ireland I booked
online described as B&Bs fit that pattern. I went for a walk through town
on my own on the evening or our arrival before John joined me for dinner and
drinks at a gastro pub near the center of town. We then toured the castle in
the morning before continuing on towards Dublin.
... there and to see the paintings done by the students there.
Then we drove on to Portlaoise and had dinner with Granny Wilson and went to the The Nutcracker suite.We enjoyed the ballet performed in a small theatre. It brought back some memories of the last time I saw it when I was ...
... of my 1:450000 highway map, my bike computer, my compass, looking at Google Earth the night before (if we have wireless), and any maps I can get my hands on from the Tourist Information offices. What I don't do (being burned three times now in Dublin alone and also being male) is ask for directions.
Back to our ride. Having finally gotten back on track, we cycled out of Dublin past some beautiful lakes and into the town of Blessington. ...
... today against Tipperary (blue/white). But Dublin was packed with Kilkenny fans and this was their 5th time in the finals and if they won a 5th time, it would be a record and the only team to do so! Quite exciting! We made our way through south city central and the guy asked me why I rented from this particular location - seems it would have been easier to rent from the Dublin airport location based on where we were heading next – oh well. ...
... seemed stable enough but I was scared out of my mind. Finally, after almost an hour we arrived at our destination. First we looked at Puffin Island, which was chock full of birds; it was absolutely amazing. We saw gannets and puffins among other birds. There were thousands of them. It was both beautiful and scary at the same time (especially for me, given my fear of birds.) The only problem, other than my nausea, was that our camera decided not ...