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The Coombe

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  • Day2

    Guinness Taste Testing

    September 12, 2017 in Ireland

    Me with my cute little glass of Guinness, Me tasting my cute little glass of Guinness, me not liking my cute little glass of Guinness, Terrance finishing my cute little glass of Guinness!
    Me with my Coke Cola!😆 Where is the Coke Cola Tour?!

  • Day20

    Guinness!

    May 16 in Ireland

    This might come as a shock but I really don't think I have even had a Guinness before, a Black and Tan, yes, but not a straight pint of the G. I visited the brewery today and I was completely blown away. Magnificent, educational, they did a fabulous job with all of it. Heaps of staff to help you through the beer journey. I even got emotional as I was watching vintage footage of a "cooper" (now I know what that is) making a barrel by hand, yes, you heard me right, emotional! Then came the taste test and learned how to drink this stuff! You first inhale and hold your breath, take a gulp of beer, hold it in your mouth a few seconds, then swallow it while you exhale. This allows you to taste the flavors in all of the different areas in your mouth, and it really worked! Then on to the finale, on the 7th floor, you were given your reward after the tour with a pint of the black stuff at the Gravity Bar, with a 360 degree view of the city. It was happening in the there!

    I then went from drinking, to church. St. Patrick's Cathedral (1192!) was having an Evensong, the members of the church chorus sing the mass, if you will. Got emotional there too, natch. Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels, 1726!) was dean there for 32 years and is buried there also. On his grave in the nave, his self-penned epitaph reads "He lies where furious indignation can no longer rend his heart". Heavy.
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  • Day7

    Guinness-Day

    June 4 in Ireland

    Der letzte Tag vor Abreise stand ganz im Zeichen vom Nationalgetränk Irlands. Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück in Corrib Village auf dem Campus verließ ich Galway um die Mittagszeit mit den Bus zurück zu meinem Endziel nach Dublin.
    Dort angekommen suchte ich zuerst meine letzte Unterkunft auf, das Generator Hostel. Dabei handelte es sich bei dem Gebäude dem Anschein nach um Teile der ehemaligen Jameson Destillerie, was meine Entscheidung bei der Getränkeauswahl am Abend in einem nicht geringen Maße beeinflusste.

    Um 16:30 hatte ich dann eine Verabredung im Guinness Store House. Über fünf Etagen erfuhr man in dem zentralen Gebäude auf dem Areal der Guinness-Brauerei alles über die Zutaten des Stouts, deren Herkunft und die richtige Zubereitung. Besonders genial fand ich die "Tasting rooms", in welchem man die Zutaten aus vier weißen Säulen erriechen und danach aus einem "Baby-Guinness" erschmecken konnte. Auch den Fässern, dem Transport und der Werbung des Bieres wurden hier eigene Etagen gewidmet, nicht zu vergessen dem Erfinder und Philanthropen Arthur Guinness. Und zum Abschluss: ein Freibier auf der obersten Ebene des als Riesen-Guinness-Pint* angerichteten Gebäudes mit einem Rundumblick über die Stadt. Slàinte!

    Am Abend gab es dann noch den Jameson Whiskey im Barbereich des Generator Hostels. Ideal, um die Gedanken um die letzten Tage schweifen zu lassen.

    *Ein Pint entspricht in Großbritannien 0,5683 Litern, in den USA 0,47320 Litern.
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  • Day23

    Back in Dublin.

    September 20, 2017 in Ireland

    Back art the flat, uneventful flight.
    Kevin and Chelsea are here as they start their own European wander. We wandered in the rain. Ate chips and ice cream, threw raw fish to the seals in Howth and drank Guinness in pub. That takes care of Dublin.
    I have had the National pfloufhinf championships on my list for years but I have not been able to be here in Mid September. The thrill of the ploughing was calling me.
    So here I am this year and it has been washed out by heavy rain., so it is still on the list.
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  • Day2

    The Motherland

    June 21, 2016 in Ireland

    After an easy 6 and a half hour flight with more then half the plane empty, we have arrived in Ireland --- I am already in love.

    We waited for about 10 minutes at the wrong baggage claim (hehe). Once we wondered a little, we found the right baggage claim, we got all our bags safely :)

    We navigated to find the 747 bus to Dublin City Center. After a 25 minute bus ride and the whole time trying to understand how they drive on the other side of the RIDICOUSLY narrow streets, we are at our hostel!!

    We are currently waiting for our room to be ready to check in before we head out towards Trinity College.
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  • Day2

    Grafton Street

    June 21, 2016 in Ireland

    After being amazed by the Book of Kells, we headed over to Grafton Street (the shopping district) to spend a little bit of our money. To be honest, most of the atorea were a little more on the high end and out of our budget, but we did manage to find an amazing jewellery store owned by a third generation Irish family who designed many of the pieces themselves. I picked up a cute ring and necklace, and Shaunessa & Taylor grabbed a ring each themselves.Read more

  • Day2

    The Temple Bar

    June 21, 2016 in Ireland

    After grabbing a quick bite of some amazing fresh cod and chips at the famous Leo Burdock's (yes, snoop dog has eaten here), our last stop of the day was the famous Temple Bar. One of the oldest bars in Ireland (founded in 1840) and home of some famous irish bot brewed whiskey.

    We listened to traditional irish music while drinking some Irish beer (breanna was daring enough to drink some whiskey on the rocks).Read more

  • Day2

    Trinity College

    June 21, 2016 in Ireland

    After Dublin castle, we made our way to Trinty College and walked into a campus that can only be described as Hogwarts-like. The buildings were gorgeous and old... But that wasnt even the best part.

    We went into an old library and found that they had the exibit for the Book of Kells.. For those who dont know, the book of kells is a gospel which was hand written by scribes & done a very long time ago. When we walked into the library we realized that the cost to go in was a little pricey for a self guided tour.

    Sooooo we might have "accidentely" snuck into the trinity library & avoided paying 11€ to see the book of kells. Sorry... We're on a budget 🙊
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  • Day2

    Temple Bar

    June 21, 2016 in Ireland

    After grabbing a quick bit of some amazongly fresh cod fish and chips at the famous Leo Burdock's (Snoop Dogg ate fhere), Last stop of the day was to the famous Temple Bar! One of the oldest bars in Ireland (founded in 1840) and home of some famous Irish pot brewed whiskey!

    We listened to some live traditional Irish music while sipping on some Irish Beer, and I had myself a whisky straight. It was a great way to end our first eventful day.. Can't wait for some new adventures tomorrow!!!! #sbteurotripRead more

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