First real day back Ireland

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The flight was longer then I would have liked as it was a bit cramped but once I was in I found myself in a bit of a hurry to get to the hostel and eat because it was already 10pm.  I quickly figured out where my hostel was and then tried to relate that to the bus map and in my hurry got onto the 'short bus'.  I call it the short bus because the route it ran was about 2km shorter then what I needed.  Rather then wait for the next bus I just walked and suprisingly was able to get checked in, changed, and out to dinner before everywhere closed.  Salmon and a blue cheese and potato soup.  It was great, and big, which I had been longing for as in Spain everything seems smaller. 

I got up a bit early, learning again that th sun comes up extra early in Ireland.  First stop was the Guiness Tour.  It was great.  From there I went to the Jameson Old Distillery.  I was on of four in the tour group who got to taste 5 different whiskeys.  Very good.  I still not a big fan of whiskey straight, or even with some water, but this tour gave me a lot more insight into things.

I bought the several bottles of whiskey, stuff you can't find in the US of course, and then wandered town a bit.  I saw some signs for a Riverdance show.  When I asked about tickets the guy told me that he was out...unless I only wanted one.  Boy did I luck out.  It was a great show and the theather was small.  Although it was 3 stories tall it still had a small feel to it, and a big bar.  That was a blast. 

By the time I was out of the show it was 1030pm so I grabbed a bit to eat and then it was almost midnight and things started to shut down.  There are a few bars here that stay open late, but generally things close at about midnight during the weekday it seems.

I hit the sack without going out and doing more drinking since I had to drive to Shannon the next day.

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