Go on, go on, go on

8 02 2007

I thought I would take advantage of the Dublin Hilton’s business suite to chuck a post up.  We flew out to Knock Airport last Saturday from Birmingham.  Knock is basically a field with a runway but everything went very smoothly and we had picked up our hire car in no time. 

The drive to the Clare coast was fairly short and we found our cottage easily thanks to SatNav (we are not able to travel anywhere without this now!).  We stayed in a village called Ballyvaughan which is lovely and probably great fun in the summer – a little sleepy in the winter. The cottage was advertised as 4 star which is a bit of a stretch but it did us fine for the 5 nights we stayed.  We had everything from brilliant sun and blue skies to snow and sleet.  We had lots of lie-ins, we went for a proper walk with our brand new walking gear, and we did a lot of driving around.  We saw caves, cliffs, beaches and lots of the Burren – a wild limestone landscape that is fascinating yet bleak.  But after 5 days of chilly mornings in the cottage we were glad we had booked a couple of nights in Dublin.

So here we are – checking up on the sights before we brave the torrential rain outside.  I think we want to do the following:

  • Irish Pub 
  • Dublin Castle
  • Guinness brewery
  • Irish Pub
  • Museum of Photography
  • Irish Pub

Will post some pics when I get back. 




4 responses

8 02 2007

Was thinking you’d be in your Oirish void now – ’tis lovely to see you’re not forgetting us.

Your list is good. I’ve never been to Oirland. I want to. Soon. Chill, please, on my behalf. And yours. Be you. It’s important. :0)


9 02 2007
I Wish!

Ah the lovely City of Dublin, make sure you keep away from Temple Bar, even this time is year its full of stag do’s etc.

The Old Jameson Distillery has an excellent tour & and the Kilmainham Gaol is a must see.

14 02 2007

Si!!!! Thanks for your commment – unfortunately we missed out on seeing those things but next time…

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