25.07.2011 - 25.07.2011 17 °C
Began the day with lovely full Irish breakfast then straight to Trinity College for guided tour. Our guide was a young law student called Jack. The college was very interesting + built by Elizabeth I as she didnt approve of the Irish seeking their education in France and Italy! Famous students there included Oscar Wilde and Samuel Becket. College is also famous for being the set for the film Educating Rita which I didnt know. They also have the biggest Maple tree in europe, a Henry Moore sculpture and a dining room like the one in Harry Pothead. We didnt bother with the book of Kells as the queue was too long.
We went to check out a restaurant recommended by pub crawl guy and Katie thought we might eat there that evening, instead we had a cheeky half while we read the menu, followed inevitably by another cheeky half etc, etc. In short we ended up quite merry and had to return to hotel for afternoon nap. Overslept and then had 15 mins to make it to the Guinness Store House which we had already paid for. Jumped in taxi and got there just in time. Interesting tour and building but not as good as Carlsberg in Copenhagen! Christine managed to drink the free pint of guinness in spite of earlier shenanegins. Katie bummed out! Whos the mummy!
Then it all got out of hand.........
Went to restaurant attached to our hotel for dinner + had lovely french food with cheeky bottle of red. Pub also attached to hotel had live music on so we went to join in although it was late and we should have gone to bed earlier due to early next day flight. Great Irish craic going on with singing dancing etc. We met lovely people from Aberdeen and 2 couples from Dublin itself out celebrating Monas 65th birthday. Did lots of dancing and singing with the more mature reprobates and at one point ended up singing Blue Jeans for their entertainment as the guitvoc had finished.
It gets worse.....
After pub had cleared which followed lockin till about 2am I managed to invite the 2 of us to private chef leaving party back in the restaurant. Vodka, baileys, lager etc Got to bed about 5 am. Missed alarm and paddy wagon which was to take us to the airport. OOOOPS!