Home from Dublin. Had a great time. I was not allowed to bring my new ipad. But I got some good material (well at least I think so) for blogging. Actually that was the first time that I have stayed overnight in a Dublin city hotel since 1982.
Generally speaking Dublin is for shopping and sporting occasions so no need to stay there at night. I used to spend a lot of weekends there in the 1970s. And family vacations have tended to be in County Galway, County Cork, County Kerry, County Mayo etc……….and with a young family our preference has been family-run “bed and breakfasts” or “self catering”. So Dublin was a new experience.
We are of course….sophisticated. I have used those hotel “key cards” in Westport, Galway and Manchester. But this week was the first occasion we used them for electricity in the hotel room and to use the elevator…….now we can call ourselves REALLY sophisticated.
There will be a certain “What I Did On My Holidays” (rather like those essays I had to write on the first day school re-started in September) aspect to the next few Blogs. Not overtly political but a reflection on how Ireland is changing.