Ireland Tour

Trip Start Nov 29, 2005
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Trip End Jan 27, 2006


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Monday, December 12, 2005

Well we started off our Ireland leg of the trip by going to an Irish Pub! It was very crowded but the Irish stew was nice and the owner very helpful. It's the oldest Irish Pub in Dublin City. We weren't brave enough yet to try the Guinness!

The next day we started our tour by going to a Whiskey Distillary where we tried some whiskey and kinda learnt about how it is made. We then headed off to a big cemetary type ruins. It was pretty cool we could have explored for ages. Then we went to the Burren to see a ancient burial site. There were 13 people found under it including children. Even more interesting they all had spinabifida! That night we went went to an Irish Pub (again!). This time we were braver and we SHARED a Guinness.

The following day we went to see some pretty cool cliffs (Cliffs of Moher). We were able to see it with the sun rise and there was a mini castle there which some dude built so he could impress his lady friends! Then we went on a ferry accross the Shannon River. It was a really short trip only 20minutes. We saw some beehive huts built by the ancient monks but we couldn't get a really close look 'cause the old lady who lives there attacks people who come up to look! Next we went to the [say in a dramatic voice] "Edge of the World". It was really windy and Jaydine nearly got blown off - Luckily Michelle caught her. We also saw the sleeping giant. That night we had a WHOLE Guiness EACH! Wow are we brave or what! and we also had a baby guinness shot before heading off to a cocktail bar to have a cocktail!

The next day we went to Blarney Castle and kissed the Blarney stone! This gives us the gift of the gab! We also walked up the wishing steps with our eyes shut which means the fairies are going to grant our wishes - lucky us! Then we went to some caves to have a look around. They are relatively unvisited by tourists which was really good. They sometimes have concerts in the caves to raise money for charities. The lady told us on the way out that there were 40 different types of spiders living in the caves. Luckily we didn't see any!

Our tour ended then and we set off for a tour of a different kind - a ghost tour! It was on a double decker bus and we learnt how to body snatch and Jaydine nearly got locked in the cemetary by the tour guide but she didn't let him! We went into a chapel that is haunted by a lady that locks people in when there is a fire. The guide showed us a key and put a fire next to it and it turned by itself! spooky! Next we went to the most haunted steps in Dublin and Jaydine got to unlock the gates to the city! Legend has it that a "lady in green" (a ghost) stands on the steps and it is quite likely to see her. Michelle and Jaydine got brave and went up the steps and on the way down the tour guide jumped out from where she "is most often seen" and Jaydine got really scared! Later that night the guide proved that Michelle was really a witch (oh no!!!) We then headed back to stay in our suprisingly quite 24 bed dorm!
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