Day 7: Limerick, Tipperary, and Dublin
After my little mead spill, my camera was useless, so when we stopped in the town of
Limerick, I picked up an emergency camera (outrageous price, but whatcha gonna do?)
Armed once again, we preceeded on our journey.
You Stud, you...
We continued our tour in Kildare, passing through Tipperary (home to many different
types of castles, as shown at right) and through the small town of Cashel. The Rock of
Cashel is famous for a visit to it by St. Patrick back in the 5th century, and was also
the principal stronghold of the Kings of Munster (he reads off the back of the
Kildare is the home of the Irish National Stud, a horse farm where many throughbred
horses are, well, bred. Quite striking, actually. It was a bit rainy and
overcast that day, so we got our umbrellas out and had a look at the farm before heading
off to Dublin.
We arrived in Dublin just an our or so before dinnertime, so there wasn't much chance
to see things (we'd do that tomorrow). That evening we went to Jury's Irish Cabaret,
"An evening of Laughter, Music, Song and Dance". It was from this show
that "Riverdance" originated! Really: apparently some of the group went
off to found that dance troup from this show. There was plenty of Irish dancing,
some pretty good music, and O.K. food. Things were a bit crowded as there were tons
of people there.
Late night, off to bed...