Dublin By Way of Limerick

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I’d like to think that we’re not the only American tourists in Ireland to decide that renting a car would be a fun thing to do while here. I’d also like to think that we’re not the only ones who found driving on the wrong side of the road and the wrong side of a manual transmission car,shifting with your left hand, difficult. Furthermore, surely we can’t be the only ones to hit another vehicle.

Yep.

It happened, people.

Thank goodness we took the additional insurance… and left the scene of the impact immediately.

That’s all I’m going to say about that. Moving on!

I was sad to leave Galway. Our B&B and the city itself made for such a warm welcoming experience to Ireland, I was scared to jinx it by traveling anywhere else. However, this trip is about seeing the entire country and venturing outside of my comfort zone, so we packed ourselves back into our little bass-ackwards car and traveled down to Limerick, then on to Lough Gur, where we saw the Lough Gur Henge:

You're probably not supposed to climb on those.

You’re probably not supposed to climb on those.

From there, we made our way to Dublin (all in one piece!) and happily returned that damned rental car.

Dublin is fantastic. I’m comparing it to Nashville, even though I haven’t been to Nashville in a hot minute. Population is under 2 million people. My time in Dublin consisted of drinking, shopping, drinking, visiting Crossfit Dublin, drinking, touring the original jail, & touring Guinness, where more drinking occurred:

Dublin 5 (960x960)

Flower Market on Grafton St. I couldn't resist.

Flower Market on Grafton St. I couldn’t resist.

Dublin 1 (960x960)

Inside the original Dublin jail.

Inside the original Dublin jail.

St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Crossfit Dublin :-)

Crossfit Dublin 🙂

Guinness

Top Floor of Guinness. I didn’t drink much more after this pic was taken. I know – I’m a disgrace to the beer world.

Yesterday we joined a two week tour bus that will include some crazy good stops. Am I the youngest person on the tour bus? Hell yes I am! And, I’m loving every second of it!

Two weeks left of this madness. I’m in Ireland, bitches!

tamihallman

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