The worst Quiet Night In ever...

Trip Start Oct 20, 2010
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Trip End May 03, 2011


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Portree Guest House/Hostel

Flag of Ireland  , County Waterford,
Monday, October 25, 2010

Just a quick update as to the end of my time in Kilkenny and my brief sojourn to Waterford.

Went out in Kilkenny in the end to see a Thin Lizzy tribute band who turned out to be very good.  Was talking to a couple of Irish girls during the show and once again, they were really easy to talk to. Since being here I've not had a single problem talking to the locals.  They're all so friendly and willing to talk away to you as if they have known you for years.

Before that I met the first true 'character' of my trip.  A man who claimed to have been travelling around Ireland for 6 and a half years and cornered me before spewing out a load of tall tales about the lives he had saved on the way.

The next day, before I got the train I went over to the hurling stadium, and for 10 euros I got a ticket to see 2 games.  They were the county finals (the equivalent of club level football) for senior teams and junior teams, and I'll be honest, I've never seen anything like it.

The best way to describe hurling is to say this: It is like someone trying to organise a game of hockey in the middle of a bar fight, and decided to hand out the sticks whilst the fight was still going on.  It was... a spectacle, and one I'm glad I saw.

After that I got the train over to Waterford and went straight to my hostel, where I got chatting to my roommates and agreed to go out to a pub which had a live band on.  The band was just a covers band, but they were very good.  So much for a quiet night, anyway...

Today I got up, checked out and went for a wander round Waterford in the day time.  I found precisely nothing of interest, so 20 minutes later I went to the bus station and got on the bus to Cork.  And so here I am.  I seem to have managed the quiet night tonight, so here's hoping I don't spontaneously feel like going for a drink in a bit.

Stranger things have happened...
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Llin on

Oooh, sounds like you're having an awesome time so far! Yay!!! xx

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