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I am off to visit my first Irish Brittons today. I hopped on the dart train from Dublin to Greystones arriving at around 1:30pm. We travel along the coast line and although it is raining I'm enjoying seeing the sea.
Today I met John and Kay. John is my grandad’s (Kevin, dad’s dad) cousin. John and Kay and there two daughters, Efa and Ona, came to visit us in Australia 9 years ago and they remember the trip ...
The thing I like about Paddy's Palace is that if you stay 2 nights you get a free Tour through Co. Wicklow and Co. Kilkenny.
So guess who booked 2 nights?!
And today I was going through the scenery of the gorgeous Irish countryside and through part of the set of P.S I Love You. Which although I didn't actually recognise, I can now say I have been there.
So we set off. A reasonably full bus of mainly Americans and a tour bus driver ...
We left Kilkenny this morning and drove through the mountains to Glendalough for lunch and sight seeing. I asked at the tavern what they could make me vegan and the chef took it upon himself to make a custom vegan dish. Unfortunately his ingredient checking skills were a little lackluster and I had a small reaction to whatever he had put on the green beans. I took some Benadryl and napped on the bus. Below is the meal I barely ...
... Concentration Camp. Whilst we had done a fair amount of research into the atrocities of WWII, I doubt anything could prepare us for the experience of stepping into this place. Overall, it was a profoundly shocking experience as we walked amongst the grounds where so many lives were devalued and labeled a ‘problem’. Where prisoners would actively cross into prohibited territory to be put out of the misery and hopelessness they found themselves in. Where guards ...
... of the Easter rising were held and executed. An important part of Irish history.
St. Stephen's Green another green oasis of putting green like lawns and lovingly tended flower beds, and great people watching to boot.
The evening of Food and Foklore dinner was mediocre at best, you can't win them all.
Our days in Dublin were filled with fun, knowledge and Guinness. Now it's time to head to Tralee for some fresh country air and more ...