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What is it with rain and Europe at this time on year? We are in the middle of summer I thought, but yet; it still rains - and not a little drizzle mind you - I am talking downpours! Regardless, we are making the most of it, despite Europes best effort to interrupt our best laid plans :) Today we walked out to Kilmainham Gaol, which took us past the Guiness Store... now before the trip I vowed to visit the store and sink a Guiness despite my dislike for the deep brown stuff. I'm sad to say it didn't happen, as we approached the store (2 suburbs away) we could start to smell the yeast and it was rank, we were lucky to get by only dry reaching and not throwing up. Needless to say, we walked quietly past this great Irish institution onto the prison.
At the beginning of the tour we were assured it would tell us the history of Ireland; now, I don't know about you but I thought that was a pretty big statement to make.
Later in the night, Kath wanted a home cooked meal, it had been 3 weeks since we have been home and every night we have eaten out. It was time for some home cooked goodness, and she delivered! We went down to the local shops, picked up plenty of fruit, vegetables and some mince to make spaghetti bolognese - yes! Had a few bottles of wine with dinner and we headed out to the Temple Bar (grouping of pubs in an area) and had a lager - only needed the one as it nearly floored both Erin and I. The beer we ordered was a Sanichlaus Bier, 'the strongest lager beer in the world' from Austria. It was interesting, let me leave it at that :) We were both happy as we walked home.