We started our day off yesterday by heading off to the Guinness storehouse, although neither of us actually like Guinness or are really that interested in how they make it but guess we felt that it was just the right thing to do as we are visiting Dublin. It is an impressive place and they give away free pints of Guinness at the end of the tour, needless to say we donated our free pints to someone else.
After a little retail therapy in a quirky second hand shop we made the decision to go and visit the leprechaun museum. It was a strange little adventure, it began with a tour guide telling us a little about the history of leprechauns and fairies, did you know leprechauns were shoe makers to the fairies – no, well now you do! After that we had to walk through the magic tunnel, basically a room that had been made to look like a tunnel using wood, this led us to the room that had furniture in as it would look to a leprechaun. Obviously it was a bit of a giggle trying to climb on the chairs without seriously injuring yourself, but we managed! After that it was a walk into another room where we heard some of the myths from Ireland and I had no idea how seriously the matter of fairies was apparently taken. Then it was a walk through the rainbow to a pot of gold to hear some stories about leprechauns before heading into the woods to hear an old folk tale! The tour finished with us drawing a picture and taking some pictures. All a bit of fun in a place that some people living in Dublin have never heard of!
After a little rest back at the hostel and a quick change it was time to head out again. We started at the Auld Dubliner, in Temple Bar where we met up with Sarah’s friend. There are a lot of very drunken people in Temple Bar even at 7pm. Now don’t get me wrong I like a drink but we are talking seriously out of it, I ended up with a pint down my back within the first 15 minutes, this was after I spoke with a woman trying to dry her clothes in the toilets because someone had fallen off a table with his pint! So after our drink there we headed off with me smelling like a brewery to a great little organic vegan place for dinner called Cornicopia, the food was fantastic and then off to another couple of places for drinks before heading back into the mad temple bar to finish our night.
We had a good night, got lost on the way home, but nothing a serve of hot chips couldn’t solve, we got home and our key was dodgy so needless to say we did not get back into our dorm very gracefully, but hey not feeling bad about that as the other girls in our dorm got up really early that morning and where very noisy -such as life in a hostel dorm I say!
Not sure what today will bring or what we will do, it may very well be Trinity College Library to see the Book of Kells, we’ll see!