Day 18 - Dublin
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October 10th, 2009 – by: 3_Guys_From_Boise
- For the first day since we arrived in Ireland we had to prepare for the rain. We knew this day would be coming, but we had gotten comfortable with the idea of sunshine. Luckily, we had planned to do an indoor tour of the Guinness Factory. The tour started out with a bang. We entered the main hall and were amazed to discover the building is designed like a giant pint glass. In fact, its the largest pint glass in all of the world. Also, once we peeled out eyes of the glass center, we noticed we were standing on a thick glass panel. This glass was set over the original lease to the factory that Arthur Guinness signed for nine thousand years. We wandered through the whole museum and made it to the top floor which is a viewing deck. The deck offered great views of the sprawling city, as well as a cold glass of the "black stuff." It was definitely the best we had ever had. After we drained our glasses we made our way to the bottom and back out into the rain.
- After the factory we hurried into a nearby church famous for its crypt. It houses the tomb of the Viking leader Strongbow who is a folklore legend throughout Ireland. The church was small, but it gave us a chance to learn a little more about Irish history and have a silent prayer. Even with the rain, the day was excellent. Cheers.
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