Saturday was dedicated to our one tourist-attraction stop, the Guinness Factory. We walked to lunch at a chipper (fish and chip shop) called Leo Burdock's that claimed to have the best in town. Turns out they didn't, the cod was fried with the skin on and didn't hold much flavour and because there's no table and chairs (common at chippers everywhere) we balanced our giant meals in hand and ate on the sidewalk. It made for a good picture!
Our last night was spent galavanting around town again with several high points in the evening:
1.) I found Bud Light!!! It was my first one in three months and, as you can see, I was beyond excited.
2.) Finding the most delicious Irish stew oddly served cafeteria-style at one of the coolest pubs around, O'Briens.
3.) Getting a giant helping of more cool live Irish fiddle music at the Oliver St. John Gogarty pub. It's a three-story house of fun!
4.) Mike getting into an impromptu jig contest with a Swedish guy at the pub. Hilarity ensued.
Sunday we got some hair of the dog at Hard Rock and enjoyed the beautiful sunny day on the patio before heading to the airport.
We had tons of fun and really got a feel for the local culture. It was also the first time we'd used Euros in the UK, supposedly Ireland is the only area in the UK that doesn't operate on the pound and it's also very expensive. Some drinks were €11! And after hearing both Scottish and Irish accents firsthand, we can now definitely tell the difference between the two. Now if only to decide where to go for St. Patty's Day...
Fiddles, jigs, fish and chip
Cobblestones, pubs and cheer
Memories made on a Dublin trip
Are best with Irish beer!