A March 2000 trip
to Dublin by Kathy
Quote: We went to Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork in 1997, and enjoyed it so much. The people in Ireland are so friendly so we decided it would be really fun to to for St.Patrick's Day. The parade was the highlight of the trip and by reading this journal it would seem that all we did was drink. Well yes I guess that is correct, but we had fun and there are also other things to see and do. We took a day trip to Newgrange and toured the Jameson Whiskey distillery (Oh yes that involves drinking) We didn't do the Guinness tour because we did that before but I did go there because they have a very good gift shop. There are also quite a few churches to see.
The owner, Terry, is very helpful in arranging tours and all the staff is very friendly. The location is about 10 minute walk from St. Stephen''s Green and about 20 minute walk to Temple Bar area. There are a number of pubs and restaurants in the immediate area.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 14, 2001
70 Adelaide Road
+353 (1) 4755266
Restaurant | "Gallagher's"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2001
Gallagher's Boxty House
20-21 Temple Bar
+353 1 677 2762
50 Dawson Street
+353 1 677 1155
Attraction | "Guinness brewery tour"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2001
Guiness Brewery Museum
Attraction | "Jameson Whiskey Corner"
The 3 Irish whiskies were:
I liked the Paddy's best.
For those who didn't volunteer they still got 1 sample.
They also have a nice gift shop that sells glasses souvenirs etc.
Old Jameson Distillery
Bow Street Smithfield Village
+353 (1) 807 2355
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 14, 2001
+353 1 677 7129
The most interesting thing that Archaeologists discovered that one the winter soltice. (December 21) rays of sun enter the tomb and light up the buriel chamber, making it the oldest solar observatory in the world.
That was from my guide book. The rest is from me.
The tour was great although it could have been a little longer.
We got the bus and they stopped 2-3 times on the way to see different things and to have lunch. By the time we got to Newgrange we really didn't have enough time to see all the interesting things in the visitor center.
Co. Meath, Ireland
+353 41 24488
St. Patrick's Day Parade
There is a lake in the center of the park. I like just walking thru the park.
Staying at Kilronan House we walked thru the park quite a lot.
It is open daylight hours only and they close the gate at night.
Attraction | "The St. Patrick's Day Parade"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 14, 2001
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia