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Western Ireland

27 May

We never did find an open internet cafe in London, and we only had an afternoon in Dublin, but much to our surprise,  there’s an internet cafe in Doolin, right by the Cliffs of Moher in western Ireland!  A bit pricey, so I’ll be brief now and catch up on everything once we get home in a couple of days.

London was much more about the pubs and the beer than the ice cream, though we did have some excellent double chocolate ice cream from a little stand at the Tower of London. Definitely recommended.  Also an amazingly decadent triple chocolate dessert involving ice cream (and warm brownie and hot fudge) at the Pizza Express (these are much nicer restaurants than the name implies) right next to Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.  We saw an amazing production of Othello there a few nights ago and had that fabulous dessert afterward. I think it took the three of us about two and a half minutes to demolish it.

Ireland is mainly about the Guinness, which is SO much better here than at home! But we did find a little gelateria (Boticelli’s) right across from The Temple Bar in Dublin that was up to Italian standards, if not quite up to Florence standards.  Tomorrow we’re planning a day trip to Dingle, where we’ll sample Murphy’s Ice Cream, if all goes well. I’ll report on that from home, as we fly out the following day.

Erin go Bragh!

–Brenda 🙂

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2 Comments

Posted by on May 27, 2007 in food, ice cream, ireland, travel

 

2 responses to “Western Ireland

  1. Scott Jarvis

    October 31, 2007 at 8:38 am

    This is such a fantastic idea and a great read. We did a similar trip (except we were sampling the “hops” side of things) but had the same observation you did…Ireland DOES look fake! You keep thinking you are on a movie set or something, but nope – it really just looks like that. I look foward to continuing to read through and get your take on the places that we missed, hit and all the great ‘sweet spots’!

     
  2. Brenda

    October 31, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Thanks, Scott! I’ll keep posting experiences from my notes,
    and we’re planning another research trip in the not-too-distant
    future. The plan is to put it all into a book soon, too!

     

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