White Sands Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWhite Sands Hotel Portmarnock
A very nice hotel adjacent to the beach. Rooms were fine with hotel / dining making for a very comfortable stay, We visited there again for a drink in 2010 - starting to look a little tired (perhaps symptomatic of the economy at the time).
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Day 2 (Tuesday) - arrived in Portmarnock: By the time we arrived, picked up our wheels (a battered old Blue Vauxhall) and navigated across to Portmarnock (past a funeral procession with a horse drawn hearse!) we were all buggered (but it didn't stop us having a guiness, some codfish and a walk along the beach). This is where Sir Charles Kingsford …
... has three different teams/level of players ranging from beginners that start in college all the to contracted players, these three sports medicine professions and the stadium deals with all three levels. The stadium that we visited is able to turn into a horse competition stadium as well. There is one set of stands that never moves but all of the other seats can be moved around to allow the area needed for the ...
... got off at one stop because of the time, but we saw a lot of the city and made a list of where we wanted to go on our free day. Our stop was Dublin Castle where we spent about 3 hours touring the beautiful castle and its courtyard, along with a library, and a house that talked about development of common items like pencils and instruments. I was in complete awe during this experience. Every room transported you back in time, and was ...
... really good. The other name for black pudding is blood pudding. Needless to say, I only ate pancakes.
We then went to see the book of Kells. You mostly look at a well designed exhibit with reproductions from the book. Very interesting. The book itself is smaller then I thought it would be. The illustration is so detailed! Just fascinating to see how it was done and the ...
... a Donner wrap at Zaytoon's, a Persian fast food place, then back to the hotel. A Donner is similar to the swarmas(sp?) we had when we lived in Saudi Arabia. Basically a wrap.
A bath and my travel mate was in bed by 7PM. Hopefully staying awake for the day will help us with the time adjustment. Later.