Cultural Dublin

Trip Start Jul 17, 2010
Trip End Sep 01, 2010

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Where I stayed
Mt Herbert Hotel

Flag of Ireland  , County Dublin,
Monday, August 16, 2010

16 Aug We had a nice home cooked breakfast, Alice Douglas our host is a part time journalist
and a mother of a 11 girl clled Hero (I know) but this girl is talented she sings and plays the harp
and has just won a place into the finals of some talant quest on TV.She sang and played for us.
We then drove to Holyhead thru Snowdonia which in the sunshine was spectacular, the ferry ride
was smooth, we got to our hotel which is close to the new Landsdowne Rd stadium we caught the
dart (train) into town just 2 stops and had a walk around ending up in Auld Dubliner's pub in
Temple Bar, had a few Guinness and listened to Irish music and singing great fun.It stared to rain
so we had meal in a restaurant across from the pub "Irish Stew" and Murphys beer and then we
got wet getting home.

17 Aug away early this morning armed with all the rain gear not going to be caught out today
weather is sunny and warm but who knows.!! we did the Hop on hop  off bus tour around Dublin
While waiting Don & I got approached by what we believe to be Romainan beggers with a child
we said stop Jig a Jig no problems then."To be sure To be sure" Well what a cultural city it is; I'm a fan of Oscar Wilde so to see Trinity Collage was interesting, we found St Mary's cathedral were Di & Maureens great grandmother was married, then we went to the Guiness brewery and had tour around remined me of Chelsea Sugar works some of the
equipment was the same.While on the 7 floor we bumped into the "Rose of Tralee" contestants so I took a few pics That evening we all went to an Irish music and dance dinner and show.
we enjoyed the meal but the music a bit loud.not bad value for 30euro

18 Aug This morning we found out that somebody had broken into Bob&Maureens room while
we were at the show, police were called,not much of value missing except a ring, I,m sure they
will give more details on there return.Mood a bit gloomy the the weather is great nice and sunny
for our drive to Waterford, drove thru some nice small places on the way down like
Bray & Greystones,We arrived at out B&B and Anne our host is very nice we had a drink in her
very nice garden and we chatted about grandchildren as you do and otherthings of course.
Anne sudjested we go to "Cheek Point" for our meal which we did, it is a small salmon fishing
village we had a nice meal and met some very freindly Irish then called in on the way back at
John Meade pub real Irish, the locals with an accent to could cut with a knife.Home 10-30
a long day but we are all enjoying Ireland.
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