Guiness is healthier than a glass of OJ.June 22, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C
We have just embarked on our tour to the Cliffs of Moher with oir AMAZING tour guide, Gavin. Hw is full of stories and information and is absolutely freaking hilarious so I love him already. This is a full day tour, we left at 8am and will be dropped off at 8pm. Im going to update during the day things that I learn and see, so stay tuned for some awesome stories and pictures!
What I've learned so far:
The Temple bar district is one of the largest bar-filled areas in Dublin, and built on what was a Medeival village. The roads were originally built for horse and carts, which is why the roads are so small and winding. Also, as Gavin said, they were built by Drunk Irish men FOR Drunk Irish men and so they wind with you as you walk home!
Dublin castle was originally built by the vikings but then occupied by british 1921. Obviously the Irish didn't like that very much.. The British put the statue of Lady Justice facing the castle and the Irish say its because she is just for the castle and shines her ass on the rest of Ireland.
Christchurch cathedral is one of the only churches where all religions pray and worships together.
Arthur guiness signed a 9000 year lease in 1759, and Guiness has more vitamin C per glass than Orange Juice! We found out that the toucan is a large part od advertising because the saying used to be "If one glass of Guiness is good for you, imagine what Two Can do!". The advertising was aimed towards Africa, as Africans drink 40% of the Guiness that is sold worldwide DAILY. Guiness used to be recommended to pregnant women and given to people who gave blood due to the high Iron content... But in 2007 the liquor beureau stopped letting everyone have fun and put an end to that.
Titanic was built in 1913 built by 40000 irish man and sunk by 1 Englishman. Love it.
There is a giant walled park known as "Pheonix Park" used to be deer hunting grounds, and now is one of the best places to see Irish wildlife.
The "Peaceful Police Force" has 10000 unarmed 3000 armed police, and is one of the safest vities in the world!
I will have more later, ttfn!Read more