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... and so I checked wit the MC and he said yep I could get up and play, and I did the fields of Athnery and I at least was told ‘that’s the best version over fields of athenry I’ve ever heard”. And that’s really special. Getting the entire room to sing it, and of course the MC got up afterwards and was fake crying and I got a ton of “fair play, mate” and cheers, and though it was kind of a joke of a place, it was something. Ha.
This morning left Galway to go to Dublin. Des and l flying to London and Shane and Sue flying to Scotland on Saturday. Stopped at old town. Still amazed at how small the shops and streets are and the fact that cars can park in any direction on either side of the road. Counted how many shops in between pubs ...
... so it wasn’t really a refuge or a sanctuary but a form of prison. Understandable then is the stigma that was attached to having been an inmate and this is given as one of the reasons so many of the records have been destroyed.
Anyway, back to today….
The Workhouse is virtually on the shore of the lake, which Josephine told me is spring fed and the only inland lake to be classified as safe to swim in - indeed, it was very ...
... of Connaught and Tara. It was pretty impressive, but inevitably windy and cold. Those early monks would have shivered as they prayed!
Off we continued, through more pretty Irish countryside and interesting bog country until we got to Galway and bunkered down for the evening in our seaside resort hotel, overlooking Galway Bay. We sat, me with a Guinness, which I thought I ought to drink at least once in Ireland, and Kate with a ...
... for those of you just joining us, or those needing a reminder, see our first blog). The answer is, well, no, not really, but we've been traveling together long enough now that our conversations have decended into anarchy and chaos. On one hand, we've taken to exchanging random insults to each other. Don't get too worried, there have been no catfights, and we do still like each other, but let's just say the sarcasm levels have gone from bad to dangerous. On the other hand, ...
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