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 ...
... and in my opinion the best Halloween celebration in the entire world, the Banks of the Foyle Festival in Derry/Londonderry. If you're not in costume, you're the odd man out, and the parade and firework display make for a brilliant kick off to a night that is sure to be full of craic! For a unique Indo-Celtic festival the Samhain-Diwali Celebrations Festival links the pagan harvest festival of Samhain, the orgins of Halloween, to the Hindu Festival of Light in ...
... t serve food so we drove into the village of Athlone and after much group indecision and my hungry frustrations settling in we decided on Indian takeaway. We took it back to the pub and ate our feast whilst we watched Usain Bolt win the 100m sprint final at the Olympics.
Well curried out and tired after a big day of cave exploring, near wing mirror death experiences and geology lessons it was definitely time for ...