But disregard all that, and let me hypocritically point out that my highlight of Dublin was The Guinness Experience. Much like Swarovski Kristallwelt in Innsbruck, Austria, some of these corporate "museums" take themselves so seriously you just have to laugh. A lot. Did you know that the five ingredients of Guinness are water, yeast, barley, hops, and Arthur Guinness? (Not literally, I hope.) But Guinness did include a pint with a view, whereas Swarovski didn't give me any crystal thingies as part of admission.
this song, I dare you. Half the places we went were also engraved with quotes from James Joyce's Ulysses, which I've always been to intimidated to tackle, but at this point my curiosity might get the better of me.
Our stay in Dublin was brief, but satisfying. Stay tuned for the next blog: "Driving around Ireland in the Rain"....or something like that.