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Ireland

This past June we took a 10-day round trip of Ireland. After arriving in Dublin we spent the afternoon sightseeing where we took a tour of the Jameson distillery. Silke was chosen to be whisky-taster and successfully completed the course (I helped a little). We spent a nice evening in Gogarty’s pub before returning to the hotel.

The next morning we joined our tourgroup and headed north  with our tour guide Annalisa and bus driver, Tom. After a visit to the Monasterboice cemetary, where we saw some impressive high-crosses, we drove to Belfast where we drove through the famous Falls road before taking a walking tour of the city center. Before dinner, we walked from the hotel to the Botanic gardens and Queens University. Later we went to a great pub, The Botanic Inn, and enjoyed watching the German soccer team kick Holland’s butt in the European cup.

Day three took us up the northern irish coast where we visited the Giant’s causeway, Dunluce castle and Derry, where we also saw many old and new signs of the political conflict. Later we headed back across the border to Letterkenny in county Donegal, where spent the night after getting lost in a roundabout (insider). (mehr …)

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