Local bar in Castleknock - Ireland win the rugby!

Trip Start Dec 29, 2008
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Trip End Mar 22, 2009


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Flag of Ireland  , County Dublin,
Sunday, March 22, 2009

We headed up north of Dublin again, this time to visit Trim castle. We'd heard that it was the best example of a Norman castle and that Braveheart had been filmed there.

Entrance was only 4 euro, and we were able to wander the grounds before our tour of the keep began. The tour guide was fantastic! He explained so much about how life had been and why the castle had been designed in such a way. I felt like I had learned so much by the time we emerged back out of the keep.

At the entrance we asked about any photos they had of the Braveheart set and were given a folder of photos to look over. It was interesting to see which parts of the crumbling walls had been used and where they'd built on to.

After dropping Nicki off at the airport, Aimee and I check into the Castleknock Travelodge. We'd decided to stay in a hotel to give us the chance to clean out the van properly.

We walked out from the hotel in search of somewhere to watch the rugby. Ireland was playing Wales in the Six Nations and if they won, it would be a Grand Slam for them. We followed the signs to Castleknock, but couldn't find the pub. We spotted some people sipping Guiness through a window and decided to have a look inside. It was the local pub and absolutely packed with locals! Perfect! Just what we were looking for.

After watching Ireland win the rugby, and lots of cheering and general happiness, we decided to get some food. The plan had been to eat lots of vegies for dinner, because we were both getting pretty sick. However the meaty entrees looked amazing and the three of them between the two of us were fantastic. Prawns, tender beef and spicy chicken nibbles. The best meal I'd had in all of Ireland.

After meeting lots of Irish people, including one called Seamus (I think that was the highlight of Aimee's trip), we decided to call it a night. 
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