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 …
... never do its beauty justice! After our adventures, we partook in a typical Irish lunch, Guinness beef stew and fish and chips for most of us at a local pub. On our way back to Dublin, we stopped at a local chocolatier who hand makes his chocolate from scratch using raw ingredients. Many students purchased chocolate for themselves or to bring home as gifts. So be on the lookout for a taste when we are back! As they say in Irish, fheiceann tú go luath (see you soon!) Alicia ...
... in your mouth and the bread and butter pudding was delicious! Their hospitality was amazing! There is no race so friendly as the Irish. That made me want to marry an Irishman more.
It was the first place overseas where I have felt completely like I was home, excepting the musical accents everywhere and what a pleasure to listen to them! I am so lucky Pete speaks to an awful lot of people-this means I can hear that accent over and over again! I enjoy ...
... time to play! We were taught the games of handball, Gaelic football, and hurling. Handball was a blast because it is just like racquetball minus the racquet. It does make your hand hurt after awhile though. Next, we learned the game of Gaelic football. This is a mixture of American soccer and rugby. It was very hard to understand because one I'm not good with my feet and second I cannot kick it very far ...
This afternoon after Phil and Weezy took their naps we went out to St. Patrick's cathedral for the Evensong service. I saw it listed on the Internet. All the music was done by a male choir. Mostly chants and plainsong.. Simply amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. I confess I had to work hard not to sit and cry through the entire thing. It's obvious the Anglicans and Methodists are closely related, except Anglicans like to stand for longer ...