Lost in Dublin – Dublin, Ireland

The train ride from Tralee to Dublin was long but I met some people who tried to feed me alcohol and chocolate. It was interesting. I cabbed to Ani`s house but was missing a 0 off the address so I was stuck in the middle of the night in some dark and deserted neighbourhood. I tried to get the cab to stay but he wouldn`t. The lady at the address that I went to by mistake was soooo nice and let me use her phone. Unfortunately Ani`s phone wasn`t working so I started to panic a little. The nice lady read more

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Caves and Farmhouses – CastleIsland, Ireland

It is with mixed feelings that I leave Castleisland today. I am off to Dublin and then back to Wales. I have nothing but fond memories of Ireland and as upset as I am about leaving my new Irish family, I am positive that I will be back very soon.

I met Joe`s best friend Sile and they helped me along on my studies of alcoholic beverages. I am now officially educated on the ins and outs of Irish drinking. We visited Crag Caves where stalagmites and stalactites number in the millions.

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Green Clovers and Pots of Gold – Cork, Ireland

The drive to Cork took about an hour and lucky girl that I am, I got the complete audio tour with miscellaneous factoids by our good friend Joe. He is a plethora of information which leads me to believe somehow fate had it that I would meet up with Irelands most friendly and informed ambassador.

Ireland is known for its great storytellers and matchmakers. Its very good to see that the gift has been passed down through the generations. Before I came to Ireland I would think of green shamro read more

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We are all friends here – CastleIsland, Ireland

We arrived in Castleisland and it was all that I had hoped from a sweet little Irish town. The guy at the bar wouldn`t let me tip him after I got a pint, telling me that my money was no good here, that we are all friends. We grabbed a bite (Yay for mashed potatoes! Hangover comfort food!) in the local eatery where everyone seemed to know everyone. I am so lucky to have met such gracious Irish folk as Joe and his family.

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15 hour Party People – Dublin, Ireland

I made it out of Caernarfon to the ferry in Holyhead. As I was waiting for the bus that takes you to the ferry, I met Joe and Siobhan who were excited to give me advice on what to see in Ireland. They have lived here their whole life here and gave me three pages of wonderful tidbits, pictures and all. We drank vodka and OJ as we crossed the (radioactive) Irish Sea.

By the time we reached Dublin, I was feeling quite fine. We headed straight for the pub and I had my first Irish Guinness. It read more

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