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( Dec. 7th, 2006 01:17 am)
Day 5, Thursday, 2006-10-11 - Dublin

On my to the barn to work Lily this morning, I wondered why I had been putting off writing about our day in Dublin. Put in those terms, the answer came immediately: the most vivid memory I have of Dublin is being uncomfortable. I am rarely exposed to cities, and I have forgotten how congested and noisy they are, and punishment my feet take from the pavement. Even Jack agreed that Dublin was very noisy, and he has a much higher tolerance for loud sounds than I do.



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Written Tuesday 2006-12-06

Wednesday morning, we woke up to a steady rain. We were joined in the B&B's breakfast parlor by a couple from Queensland, Australia, and spent some time comparing our experiences of Ireland. After breakfast, we packed the car and headed toward Bushmill's Distillery. This distillery is the oldest one in Ireland, and gives hourly tours during the tourist season, and less frequent tours at other times of the year. We arrived just after a tour began, so we joined that one in the auditorium.



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Tuesday, 2006-10-10 - Antrim County

We slept well and went out to breakfast about 8:30 am. Spring Farm B&B asked us to fill out a breakfast order form the night before, so we didn't get so much food. The coffee was brewed, so I was quite happy.

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Monday, 2006-10-09 - Mayo and the trip to Antrim

We slept round the clock, waking about 8:00 am. It took me a while to figure out how to start the shower, since the process included pulling the safety cord outside of the shower stall. While Jack showered, I tried to figure out what I would need that day, so it would be accessible in the car. Between my riding gear and Jack's golf clubs, we didn't have a lot of room to maneuver once we loaded the luggage.



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( Nov. 5th, 2006 04:11 pm)
Sunday, 2006-10-08 - Clare and Mayo

I won't say that I was precisely dreading the flight to Ireland, but I knew it would be a long one, with connections in Chicago and Boston. I can rarely sleep more than a few hours on a long flight, so it was with great relief that I looked out the window and saw the green fields of Clare around Shannon airport. I hadn't realized that Shannon was such a tiny airport, and by 9:00 am we were walking across the road to our rental car.


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( Oct. 15th, 2006 10:23 am)

After a pleasant stay in Maynooth, near Dublin, we are heading toward Adare in the county of Limerick today. I doubt we will have Internet access before we get home.</p.

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