Hello from a beautifully sunny day in Dublin!
Song of the day today is “Whiskey, You’re the Devil” by The Clancy Brothers.
Today, I decided not to set an alarm, and let myself wake up naturally. I got a solid 10 hours of much needed sleep, and headed to my first stop for the day – the Irish Whiskey Museum.
What I think I loved most about this museum is that they aren’t associated with any particular distillery. Because of this, they cover the entirety of Irish Whiskey history. And, of course, at the end you do get a nice sampling of whiskey. Very interesting stuff indeed!
Now that I’m feeling just perfect, I decided that the only logical thing to do next is go search for leprechauns. I made a promise to little miss Lily I would try to catch one, after all. So off to the National Leprechaun Museum I went!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this little venture, but I was not disappointed. A guide takes you through this crazy museum like big kid playhouse type thing telling stories of leprechauns and faeries. Well worth the extra little walk over the Liffey.
After that little adventure, I was famished. I headed to Gallagher’s Boxty House in Temple Bar. I’ve been avoiding Temple Bar as much as possible because it’s just overpriced and crawling with tourist. But, I made an exception for this guy. So incredibly worth it. I got a Gaelic Boxty, which was essentially a medium rare steak wrapped in a thin potato pancake and topped with sauce, mushrooms, and onions. Good gravy was it the most delicious. Well worth the price, in my opinion.
With my belly full of delicious boxty and Stout, I began my journey across the Liffey once more to visit the Customs House and the Famine Memorial. I was caught in a small downpour, but I did manage a few good pics before I got drenched. The memorial is so eery and moving. Worth getting wet for.
Fear not! I was not just stuck in a random building! I happened upon a relatively new exhibition called Epic Ireland. It’s an interactive experience that goes through the history of the Irish people, why they emigrated, where they went, and what they’ve contributed to the world as a whole. You get a little passport to get stamped as you pass through each new gallery. So incredibly cool.
No plans for dinner just yet, but I will be heading to bed early tonight, as tomorrow I head to the North!