Travel Blogs from Bray
... off at a fantastic pub for some more Irish beers and sensational Irish pub food for lunch at Wicklow and then drive through to Bray in the afternoon.
Being in that sort of lazy Saturday afternoon mood - and the weather not looking too great - we head directly to the Wilton Hotel, on the outskirts of Bray and enjoy an early dinner - with more beers - before retiring for an early evening ... ah, someone's got to do it!
... to house prisoners in individual cells but ended up being a catalyst to Irish independence from England. If you have ever seen the Daniel Day Lewis movie "In the Name of the Father" the you have some idea of what was going on there. We ate lunch at a great sidewalk cafe and then it was time to see how Irish water (Guinness) is made. Quite a tour and really emphasized the legend of Arthur Guinness, who ...
... two bonfire constructions in preparation for the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne which was taking place a few days after I left. A divisive celebration, the Loyalists light bonfires so large that the nearby houses must have their windows boarded over to stop them shattering. One bonfire was provocatively situated not 50 metres from a Republican area. It must be quite a sight from up on the hills.
We went to the most well-known ...
... there. So I'm not sure. I think Lauren told me. But I'm not sure.
Let's be honest, the Guinness was a-flowin.
We did make it out to the Guinness factory the one day. It's 7 floors of exhibits in the shape of a pint glass, nothing authentic, or terribly interesting to be honest. But the glass we had at the top, along with the panoramic view of the city, was almost worth the 16 euro. Almost.
And I must add that the restaurant (5th floor I believe) serves up ...
... I do know is that crossing it is much easier than first meets the eye.
First, however, one needs transport. Cyprus being so close to Ireland presents the opportunity to drive rather than subject oneself again to the indignity and discomfort of the flying sardine cans operated by companies like Thomas Cook. No, for once this is not a rant against Ryanair, unlike Vueling they do not provide every passenger with a pocket full of half inch magazines which ...
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