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... decisions that I could actually understand and appreciate because they were happening in my life, too. I got to realizing that my mom is superwoman and my dad is the world's smartest man, and they were really fantastic adults that I was lucky to know, let alone depend on for basically everything. But the best part, and the part that makes their anniversary pretty cool, is that they are better together. ...
... public baths before the days of running water. They signed a 9000 year lease on their land three hundred years ago at 45p a year so they repay the city by doing these things.
We visited a village called Glendalough, an old monastery dating back to the 8th century. The scenery was amazing. We went to the Jameson whiskey distillery and sampled the local Irish whiskey. Sadly we prefer Scotch Whisky. We then visited an old church which had ...
... pictures. It was too early for a meal, but I did listen to a short segment of a live band. This would be an option for dinner, if I didn’t find something closer to O’Donnell Street.
Being so closed to the River Liffey, I crossed over to the north side, and continued to head north for a couple of blocks where I located the Old Jameson Distillery, which is famous for Irish Whiskey. This was Fay’s suggestion, and I didn’t want ...
... the beer its flavor and is also a preservative. Guinness uses about twice the amount of hops as other beers.
3. Water - it is important for its purity and softness. Guinness sources its water from the Wicklow Mountains, where I visited yesterday.
4. Yeast - this is what ferments the beer and changes it to alcohol. Guinness uses a strain of yeast descended from 1759 when the Brewery was founded by Arthur Guinness.
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... had a drink at a bar which had a cage around the front door, so the bar tender could identify you before deciding to let you in or not (before the cage went up a bloke walked in one night and shot a guy). It was another late night, this time at a local festival we heard about at the Sinn Fein Shop. This was very local, and very republican, but good fun.
The next morning we did a black cab tour of the housing estates. This gave us the opportunity to see ...
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...but the internet kept crapping out time and again. Other than that the place was awesome, the staff was kind, and cleanliness was what could be expected when one is paying less than ten Euro a night. I'd come back here again.
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