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... in ice hockey had to claim him. Then they make fun of me for living in America. Apparently the Irish opinion is that Americans are 'funny'...like newborn baby funny. It wasn't a compliment. I remind them that I'm born in Canada so that they would stop hurting my feelings :( We end the night with a group picture and head to sleep. Monday I did all my exploring. I head to a cathedral across the street, which still has a tower that you can climb. It's one ...
... has the same job as English Heritage but does it in a very Irish manner. Why have a cafe?....as the Irish wouldn't pay for a cup of tea, what do you mean an address would help? why would you expect the GPS to have an entry?
Final night at Portlaoise (pronounced Portleash as you would expect) at quite a reasonable hotel.
Tomorrow a quick drive to Dublin and then Manchester, for our flight to ...
... to myself that this reminded me of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley, when Evan said, "Hey mom! This minds me of Harry Potter!" Great minds think alike. We enjoyed walking the town and looking in all the shop windows. Most shops were closed at 8 pm. Kilkenny Castle was lit up at night. It took on an entirely different look - it was very beautiful. We slept with our window open and fell asleep listening to ducks quacking. What a nice peaceful end to our day.
I did go to the Cobh HeritageCenter which provides info on life in Ireland through the 18th and 19th centuries, the mass emigration and the Great Famine.
Just realize I have no way of recharging my computer battery as it has a grounded plug and my adapter will not accept it. When the battery goes, there will be no more travel blog.
Just had my second ...
... organized when I pulled out our confirmation to see that sadly, our reservation was for yesterday!!! Imagine my disappointment. I really felt certain that it was scheduled for Wednesday. Fortunately, Nathan was able to re-schedule us for this afternoon so that's good. Nora and I are killing time in an Internet cafe where we can't use our own computer so I cannot post recent stuff to the blog because it's all written down there. Bummer!