The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club
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2 beautiful courses, and an incredible hotel.
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... off to the caves. Although the caves were not terribly exciting, the tour guide did a great job guiding us through the caves. I think the Irish are famous for their storytelling ability and this guide did not disappoint. (And yes the caves were cold and damp, our guide formed us that the temperature in the caves stays at a steady 9 degrees Celsius.) Following our tour, we said good-bye to Teresa and John, ...
... Gallery! We fell through the door, peeling off our wet coats, only to be disappointed to learn that most of the gallery was closed because of a three year renovation. One wing was open, however, and that proved to be spectacularly enough. Vermeer, Rembrandt, Murillo, Goya from the old masters, but for me the Caravaggio, The Taking of Christ, was the jewel. I knew it was here, and had seen the documentary of how it ...
... learning about football and cricket. The history and the foundations of the sport are built in England. It's cool to see where football all started and how the game has evolved today. I still find the format of the FA Cup fascinating. In the afternoon we toured some more of the Olympic grounds and it's surroundings. It was some solid ...
... except a bloody potato cake!
The hit list:
Down to county down
Back home in Derry
Shipping up to Boston
Bells are ringing out for Xmas day
Hey mama rock me (wagon wheel)
Black velvet band
Oh and at some stage during the tour we did some coin flipping for good luck, it must've been before our first night in Galway between faeries and cliffs. If anyone can help me ...
... and if we can see the ocean. There is not much out that way but the O2 arena and the docks. We cannot see the ocean, but the view up the Liffey is neat. We also find the Airlink bus stop, so we know where we will be going the next day.
We ride back into town and since we want to celebrate with other fans we finally head to the Temple Bar area. The place is mobbed and decked out in PSU & UCF décor. We decide to get ...