S: IRELAND October 2010
BC: Hopefully this was the first of many adventures together. Cheers! Mike
FC: IRELAND | October 2010
1: IRELAND TOUR 2010 10/5 Depart USA 10/6 Arrive Dublin (visit pub) 10/7 Drive Dublin-Killarney (stop and visit pub) 10/8 Ring of Kerry Tour (stop at pub) 10/9 Drive Killarney-Galway (stop at pub) 10/10 Cong, Ashford Castle (yep, more pubs) 10/11 Cong, Ashford Castle 10/12 Drive Cong-Dublin (stop at pub) 10/13 Return to USA (recover from pubs) | Van Buddy Mike
3: Irish Drinking Toast May your glass be ever full, May the roof over your head be always strong, And may you be in heaven, Half an hour before the devil knows you're dead. | Killarney Pub Crawl
5: May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go. ~Irish Blessing | "Play the theme from "Titantic."" - Buddy Andrews 2010
9: The Ring of Kerry
11: The Ring of Kerry
17: Ross Castle | 15th century ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan. Last to surrender to Oliver Cromwell.
18: Staigue Fort The Ring of Kerry built between 300 and 400 AD
21: Wisely we opted for the additional auto insurance.
25: Most frequent quotes heard: "I recommend the Irish Stew or the Lamb." "I want a red beer."
26: The finest pub in the world
30: Ashford Castle Built in 1228
32: Van: "Ah, Ireland Parliament is back in session." Buddy: "F the Irish... where's the Trojan report?"
36: "NO SHITTING DOGS ON PIER" -Irish Wisdom
37: Cong Village County Mayo Home to "The Quiet Man"
39: Cong Village County Mayo Home to The Quiet Man
40: "Now why would a man be going to Innisfree?" - Engineer #2
41: "...with pints in their fists and pipes in their mouths." - Widow Tillane
45: Seans Bar Ireland's Oldest Pub As Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records
46: SIX STEPS TO POUR THE PERFECT PINT OF GUINNESS Take a cool, clean, dry glass. Hold the glass under the tap at an angle of 45 degrees. Pull the handle forward until it is horizontal and fill the glass to about an inch rom the top. Leave the surge to settle (approx 119.5 seconds). Top up the glass by pushing the tap handle backwards until the head is just proud of the glass. Share the pint with a steady hand. There should be no overspill.
47: GUINNESS key ingredients - other than inspiration - are roasted, malted barley, hops, yeast and water. | Guinness Tour St. James Brewery Dublin
48: Last Day cigars and a stroll through St. Stephen's Green -Dublin-
49: "I think I see another pub."