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Saturday and we are headed to the country - to Kilkenny which is supposed to be "the Ireland you hear about and see in pictures" according to the guide book. I am looking forward to this trip.
Last night we went to Culture Night - a number of old buildings had open house and tours or events planned. There were dozens of places we could have gone. We ...
... was a Tuesday night the area seemed to close up around midnight so we called it a night as well. On Wednesday (August 1st) we hit the pavement and the Dublin bus tour. We took the full route so we could decide on the places we wanted to sightsee and get familiar with the city itself. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant called The Larder near the Christ Church Cathedral, it was probably one of the most tasty lunches we had on the trip so far. After lunch we walked around the ...
... headed back to Trinity College and gladly found that there was only a very short queue this time. We walked through the exhibition then went into the room with the Book of Kells. Of course there was no photography. The Book was amazing with the level of detail it featured and I can’t believe how the monks managed to do that with so little resources all those centuries ago. I was also surprised at how well preserved it seemed to be for a book ...
... saw a thing in her thing where my old thing should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that thing in your thing where my old thing should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely tin whistle that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But hair on a tin whistle sure I never saw ...
... so beautiful that I was perfectly happy with that view.
My next journey, back towards my hotel, brought me to the Temple Bar area of Dublin where there were many bars and restaurants. It is here where I decided to stop for some dinner. I ate fish and chips at the Quay. I have to say, there were some of the best I have had so far. Yes, I like fish and chips, so I might be eating it a lot on this trip. I was also able to ...