Travel Day: Dublin to Cove, Ireland

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Working behind the bar

Bought a ticket for 62 euro roundtrip from Dublin to Cove on the train.  However, we learned later that bus tickets were only 18 euro roundtrip, oopsy.  Newsflash: the Ireland country side is very green.  We choose to visit Cove (Cobh if you are Irish) because we could not find a hotel in Cork.  But having said that, it was really nice to see this out of the way, quaint town.  This town is famous for 2 huge historical events.  This town is first famous for aiding the survivors and collecting the dead after German submarines sank the Lusitania.  Second, this was the last port of call for the doomed Titanic.

We booked a hotel at Bella Vista for 15 euro per person per night for a double room.

Bella Vista Hotel
  This hotel was very nice.  Apparently Napaleon's physician lived there.  The room also came with a complimentary breakfast, which was the best i have had on this trip.  The hotel has a chinese restaurant attached to it, and so we ate there for lunch.  It was average.  We walked around the town for awhile, and then headed in to some pubs for drinks.  We had dinner at Tradewinds, which was recommended by every local we asked.  We had the Irish stew and fried Brie, very lovely.  My favorite pint turned out to be Beamish, which is smoother than Guinness or Murphys.  We drank the rest of the night away in Lusitania Pub and Mauretania.  The locals were very friendly.  Anytime the Irish heard our accents, they would come over and have a chat.  I was very impressed with the Irish i met.  Great people.

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Working behind the bar
Working behind the bar
Bella Vista Hotel
Bella Vista Hotel
The last port of call for the Tita…
The last port of call for the Tit…
Cove, Ireland
Cove, Ireland
The main square
The main square
The monument to the Lusitania pass…
The monument to the Lusitania pas…
looking for the hotel
looking for the hotel
after several pints
after several pints
Cobh
photo by: JoeriNL