BC: The end
1: IRELAND | After a bumpy plane ride through the night, we arrived in Dublin on Monday morning, September 5, 2011. We were determined to stay awake, whether it was a good idea or not...
2: First stop: John Kavanagh's, also known as Gravediggers. We ate a delicious lunch on the restaurant side and then visited the old pub side, which is unchanged since its establishment in 1833.
3: Our fantastic meal was prepared by the owner's son—a chef who trained in Italy. In the untouched bar side, we right away made ourselves at home. We enjoyed talking to the friendly, aged regulars who sat huddled together in the dark, drinking their pints on a Monday afternoon! They were not comfortable with us taking their pictures as they were hiding from their wives...
6: Kavanagh's is a hidden jewel in the city that we never would have found without help from the locals. It's located beside the Glasnevin Cemetery & National Botanic Gardens.
8: Temple Bar music, fun, laughter
10: Traveling Through The City | A short ride from our B&B took us to the gates of Trinity College where we got to view The Book of Kells. The book was written & illustrated over 1000 years ago! While walking through the old library, we also got to see the oldest Irish harp, dating from the 15th century. This is the same harp which appears on Irish coins & as the Guinness logo.
12: THE | G U I N N E S S | BREWERY | TOUR
15: View at the top of the Guinness factory. The Gravity Bar.
16: St. Anne's Country Club
18: BULL ISLAND Windy. Cold. Wet. Us girls lasted 8 holes.
19: Terry and Billy finished their course and we finished ours!
20: After going back to our b & b for some dry clothes we walked to the Botanic Pub. They had a warm fire burning in the fireplace. The friendly bartender suggested hot whiskey with a lemon and cloves. This was perfection! | Our next stop, Hedigans
22: We know how to brew Guinness, so we might as well learn how to make whiskey!
24: The best part of the tour: | Whiskey Tasting
25: After the Jameson tour, we ate lunch at The Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Ireland. It dates back to 1198. | Afterwards, we discovered the old Dublin wall and another great pub, The Pale. The bartender introduced us to the "Baby Guinness."
26: The Pale
29: more walking...
30: Experience DUBLIN
31: We ended up back at The Brazen Head | and got a great deal for Hermitage Golf Club from the bartender. | We finished the night at The Golden Chip. | SAUSAGE IN BATTER!
33: Howth Golf Club
36: Jackie Ashley, Golfer/Photographer
37: Howth Harbor; seals, fishermen, mist, hot Jameson with lemon and cloves, and the best seafood chowder ever!
38: Hermitage Golf Club
43: Cliffs of Moher
46: Traveling through the Irish countryside wouldn't be complete without a rainbow!
47: Ireland was great company, fantastic food, challenging golf, fresh Guinness and fine Jameson. What more could we ask for!