The entire city grew up around this river. Shops and pubs line both sides.
My First Lunch
Tired and hungry after my arrival I order a bowl of fish soup.
Trinity Capital Hotel
My first hotel in Dublin is in the Trinity District. A tiny room in Dublin at the Trinity Capitol Hotel.
Oak Smoked Salmon and Organic Salmon Pie
And a Guinness.
Father and Daugher Band
You can't possibly hit them all.
This is the entrance to the Guinness Storehouse. Apparently storehouse was the name for brewery some time ago.
You walk through several floors of displays.
Here are the secret plans so I can now make my own beer at home.
Different bottles of this fine brew.
Here you learn the proper method of pouring and tasting a Guinness.
A Guinness A Day
Fine words to live by.
Stopped in Waterford to take in this factory tour.
Cutting the Glass
Here a worker is carefully cutting the grooves in a goblet.
Different Types of Glasses
You can load up on all the fine crystal you need . . . for a price.
This is the world's tallest crystal glass.
It took about two hours to get through the Castle.
This is the Spot
Looking from the ground up at where the Blarney Stone is.
Inside the castle.
Climing the Stairs
Blarney kissers of all ages.
This guy missed the stone completely because he didn't go down far enough.
Now this guy hit the mark.
Trying to get back up and it started raining.
The Mobile Station
Audi Quattro A7 Rental.
The antenna mounted to a side door very nicely using a trunk lip mount.
The Little Tarheel II.
Hooking to the Battery
The battery for these A7s is under the driver's seat. But, they give you these jumper points under the hood.
Said easily in 2 sentences but it took me 2 hours and a lot of web surfing to figure out!
This was taken on a hilltop outside Galway at the start of the IARU contest.
On The Road
Listening to 20 meter CW while driving. Watch out, I might be heading for your QTH.
Falls Hotel, Ennistymon
This is the front entrance of the hotel.
The Lobby and Reception Area
Internet in this hotel was only available here in the bar. I managed to make the best of that hardship.
The rental used diesel and as you can see had a pretty large tank. Filling 76 liters at around a Euro and a half per liter is a lot of money. However, I have been driving for 5 days and this is my first fill up.
This image shows a typical main thrufare on the West side of Ireland. Even though the speed limit is 100 km/h, you don't go that fast when your road shoulders consist of stone hedge rows.
Back to the U.S.A.
My transportation back to JFK.
Prior to returning here I spent two days in Northern Ireland. You might want to see the section for GI.