Whiskey, Kilkenny, & Dublin Once Again, April 2009

April 8, 2009

Man alive, I do feel like I have a lot to catch up on!

Journeyed to another whiskey distillery, this time for a taste of the Irish; Jamesons. Sort of a lame tour, but it was a cool place. And we got to have lunch in the rain. We got a sandwich and sat down in a park. This guy with two huge dogs came up to us and said something like, “Ferdehedolen wurth ya, kay?”

We just blankly stared back.

“Do you speak English?” he says. I guess he was trying to tell us something about letting the dogs of their leashes & that they wouldn’t hurt us. When he asked if we speak English I wanted to ask, “Do you?” But I guess there’s not enough Irish left in me.

We then hopped on the coach for Kilkenny which was our destination for the evening. We took a guided tour of the city (in the rain and wind), but our guide was funny and we got to see an awesome mid-evil church.

In the morning we headed straight for a day in Dublin! I really love Dublin. We roamed about for a couple hours and then headed for a guided tour of Trinity College. Oh man was that great. It was bright and sunny and the campus is absolutely gorgeous. Our guide was a professor of philosophy at the college. In Trinity is the Book of Kells. Absolutely spectacular! I got to look around a giant library with a whole load of historical literature and first edition stuff.

We spent the remainder of our time in an absolutely gorgeous park on an absolutely gorgeous day in DUBLIN, IRELAND.

Then, headed back to the hotel, got ready, and went to dinner and a show! The Merry Plough Boys and Irish dancers! Absolute blast! I loved it.

Oh! It was a good night.

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