County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club
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... are quite wrong.
Ireland is a ridiculously stunning country
and this isn’t just in the parts where they filmed most of Braveheart but just
in general. It astounds me as we are driving through rolling hillsides and
bright green pastures surrounding old brick houses which have stood the test of
time. The first place we stop is a place called Cashel Rock. Which is pretty
much as it sounds it’s a rock, which they built a castle ...
The road we're on is a surprise as it is a motorway and very wide, but the side roads are tiny. The toothpick spires are the RC churches. We're on the way to Galway for lunch. Schools in the Republic of Ireland are run by the priests and nuns still. There are lots of hedgerows. Gypsies or Travellers live in vans and beg in the streets in the big towns. The government has provided housing and assistance to get the children into schools. They camp on ...
We travelled from HK to Dublin with Turkish airlines via a 2 hour layover in Istanbul. What impressed us with Turkish Airlines was the food and the wifi access during the plane trip. Hopefully other airlines will follow suit. In Istanbul airport, I ran into PJ Cleary, an old school mate of my brother's who was connecting from Shanghai. He's a qualified civil engineer whose an English teacher out there. On ...
... nothing to see. So a long stint in the bus again. A South African on the bus asked Moichael to explain the reason for "The Troubles" the Northern Ireland situation and all the killings since the late 60s. Well that gave him reason to talk all the way fom Galway to Dublin! Who in their right mind asks an Irishman to explain why the Irish hate the English? I think only myself and the African were awake for that part of the trip. At Dublin we check into the ...
... at this point of the story. I was probably wondering what kind of tapas I would be consuming for dinner or remembering the tapas I had just consumed for lunch. Anyways, they had to cut open the horse, or the horse broke, or it got hit by lightning or rogue taxi driver or something but who cares. The point was that tons of rotting dead pigeons flowed from the bowels of the hollow statue horse. Apparently the mouth of the horse was just big enough for a pigeon to ...