Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
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When we arrived back at the hotel, the bar therein was closing. However, the night porter was more than happy to continue serving us pints in the lobby. As always, the Guinness and Smithwick's tasted delicious. The night porter was very nice and ended up chatting with us for a long time.
Back to ...
... to Dublin took all of 25 minutes and was super easy! Another super easy thing was that we got to go to the Non-EU line of customs that only had 1 person in line!! WOOT WOOT!
When we got through customs the Fahrni's were waiting for us and we were all so happy to see eachother. It is so fun to see them and get to share this experience!! The kids were absolutely beside themselves with excitement!
... intentionally commit a crime so that they would end up in jail where at least they were entitled to some food. This led to lots of overcrowding with 5 people in a cell and people imprisoned in the prison hallways with only straw to sleep on. And like I mentioned yesterday the way the Irish were treated in this famine definitely fuelled their desire to break free from English rule. Continuing through other cell areas we were shown the cells where various political ...
... I woke up the next morning before the other party animals and made my way to the local bakery that had been closed the last time I was there because it had been a Sunday. I got a scone and some tea and bought a wee journal, which was the very moment I was inspired to write this blog!
Moving on, we made a quick visit to St Canice's Cathedral, climbed up the (what seemed treacherous) stairs of the roundtower and overlooked the city we loved for the last time! We ...
... all way over my head, and honestly, you get the best idea by just looking at a photograph.
We stopped briefly in Galway, but not finding much to do we carried on to our home for the night in Athlone. After a bit of drama on the way here with our expected accommodation being given away to someone else and having to find alternate accommodation we arrived at a little BnB attached to a local pub.
The pub ...