Monday, April 5, 2010

Bank Holiday in Dublin

Yesterday: Sunday in Leopardstown

Yesterday it was Easter Sunday, and everything in Ireland was closed. Today was Easter Monday, a bank holiday, and everything in Ireland was closed except the pubs.

We got a very late start, sleeping until after noon and then having a breakfast of four or five pints of Guinness in the hotel bar before heading into town.

The first stop was the famous Bull & Castle. Dinner — actual food — was accompanied by Galway Hooker IPA, College Green Molly's Chocolate Stout, and College Green Headless Dog from the cask.

"As not seen on TV"

Bull & Castle, Dublin

Another beer seemed to be in order, so we walked a few blocks to the Porterhouse Temple Bar where we enjoyed their Oyster Stout — yes, it does — and also a pint of their tasty Red Ale.

Porterhouse explain the difference between their beers and others'

The Luas got us back to the hotel by 10:30pm, and after I finish typing this I'll check around the Web to help me decide whether to go to the Jameson Distillery tour or the new Bay Brewpub in Galway tomorrow.

Tomorrow: Rainy Day in Dublin

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