Two Days in Ireland

Ireland was an afterthought; but when I realized that the plane fare  from England was very affordable, I took the chance so I can visit my favorite childhood playmate and cousin whom I haven’t seen for 18 years. I didn’t have a lot of expectations, but I felt that Ireland was familiar.  My favorite priest in my school age years was Irish and I grew up loving the music of U2, the Cranberries and the Corrs. I remember singing my heart out to Cranberries’ Zombie during my early teen age years.  Two days is not enough to form an opinion, but  I think Ireland is unpretentious, raw, bruised but innately strong. I would love to come back and explore some more.

I took the late night flight from Heathrow to Shannon. From the airport, my cousins took me to this pub where my godson (their kid) , who is already an adult (last time I saw him, he was 4 ) bought me a pint of Guinness. ‘It’s a stout, not a beer’, he corrected me. In the morning, you can have another pint so you can ‘rollover from your hangover’; he added. The things you learn from the millenials, these days!

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It always rains in Limerick! Beautiful thatched roof structures in Adare.

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King John’s Castle in Limerick was built in 1200Ireland-015

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Cliffs of Moher

Located in the West Coast, The Cliffs of Moher was an hour drive from Limerick. Ireland-024

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Ha’ Penny Bridge over the River Liffey was built in 1816

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St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded 1191Ireland-062

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Guinness along St JamesIreland-075

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Lunch at Catch 22Ireland-082

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The streets of DublinIreland-079

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The Book of Kells and The Long Room at Trinity College

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and that’s a wrap!

 

 

 

 

 

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