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... Dublin. It stands on the border of two counties, Westmeath and Roscommon and links two provinces Leinster and Connaught. The River Shannon divides the town of 20,000. East side, Shopping, restaurants, hotels and theatres are located in the town centre. We're on the west side, The Left Bank, an area of winding streets, narrow, very narrow!, like scratch your car narrow, we ended up sneaking down them the wrong way as one was closed ...
... fun -- almost like a roller coaster in which you shift gears yourself (with your left hand).
I guess it may have been too fun, because I must have kept missing street signs indicating names of places and routes to take. I'll give credit to the Irish that they were there, although I've seen nothing in this country to indicate that logical things to post on roads are actually posted. Anyhoo, I'm glad I did miss the signs that weren't there. Instead, I had a great ...
For the next week, I will continue to work on the farm and to help my host mom for the house works. I’ve also planned to visit Galway the next week-end for the food festival, iiiii !
* Inside joke that's happened with an Irish fellow!
For a day trip, some of my friends and I went to Connemara and Galway. We took a bus up to the Connemara area and pretty much just saw all the beautiful scenery from the bus. Connemara is the most Irish-ness part of Ireland because of it's lands and people. The lands are mountains and 100s of different shades of green. The land also isn't the best for growing things so it is mostly for sheep ...
... 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 ...