Monday, March 23, 2009

On the Road Again – Saturday in Ireland

Our time in Ireland is quickly coming to an end. We all woke up bleary-eyed after the raucous evening at the pub. It was time to leave Gerrykennedy Cottage.

We had some time to kill, so we headed in to Nenagh to visit the internet cafe one more time and to have lunch.

This is the church in Nenagh. It was cloudy that morning, but then it cleared up.

Then it was off to Dooneen Lodge near Limerick for the last two nights.

Noreen greeted us when we arrived and she could not have been nicer. She brought each of us an Irish Coffee (yay!) and then most of us headed off for a much needed nap. I stayed up and got some more knitting done on the rpm socks (I am working on the gusset now).

After a rest, we drove to Limerick for dinner. We ate at Bella Italia, an Italian restaurant and it was very good. David and I shared a delicious capese salad and some pasta that had “streaky bacon”. I'm not sure what that means, but it was good.

Today was a big day for Ireland. Ireland played Wales in the championship match of the. Six Nations tournament. This is an annual Rugby tournament among Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France, and Italy. Ireland has not won for 61 years, so the whole country was excited. Kind of like when the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 80 years or whatever it was.

We could hear the waitstaff and kitchen staff cheering in back when ever Ireland scored.

And, Ireland won! There was lots of cheering in Limerick, and I imagine all over Ireland.

Go Ireland!

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