Today we woke up nice and early after a good night’s sleep. A brisk walk to Trinity College was nice but then the sun hid behind the clouds and we started to get real chilly. At about 10:30 we took part in a tour on campus by one of the students, Stephen. He was funny and very informative – a graduate student who studdied History a few years back and has returned to get his PhD. After the tour of the grounds we went into the Library to see the Book of Kells and the Long Hall – both impressive. I loved how old it was there with the rows and rows of book shelves and narrow ladders for librarians to climb up in order to retrieve those books.
About noon we were ready for some lunch and happened upon O’Shea’s restaurant where we had some Whisky sausage, potatoes, and mushy peas. Very tasty. Temple Bar was crowded, which I do believe is usual, with rowdy rugby fans excited to watch France battle France in the Rugby World Championships today. France won =)
Back at the hostel we took a very long nap before heading to Jameson for a tour, dinner, and dancing.
The tour was interesting. We were able to see a lot of the processes and see whisky in it’s different stages. Dinner was of course delicious and we each had a Jameson, Ginger and Lime – delish! The show started about 9pm and I was so happy to see some Irish jig dancing. We tapped along to the rhythms and were thoroughly entertained and during one of the last songs, I even was pulled up to the stage to dance along side of these awesome dancers. Very fun indeed.
Beer count is still at 8 – we focused on whisky today =P
Here are some shots: