We were up and moving about much later than we initially intended, but it's okay since we only had a few things on our agenda today. After showers and a quick bite from the local grocery store, we jumped on the bus to take us around the city. After a comical ride we got of at St. Patrick's Cathedral to take a few photos and have a look inside the famous saint's church. After a fairly quick run through we jumped on the next bus to take us to the Jameson Distillery. Here we learned all about how they distill the famous Irish Whiskey. We learned about the history of John Jameson and the process he took to make the "best" whiskey in the world...after Jack Daniels. At the end of the tour they took 8 volunteers to officially become Irish Whiskey tasters. Danny was one of the lucky chosen ones and recieved yet another diploma from this great country!! (B you will be proud!) The other whiskey tasters acted much like the people did at the Guinness factory and didn't finish their shots. Leigh was quick to pick up their slack however. By the time we left both of us had around 6 or 7 shots each of Jameson or Jack Daniels or Johnny Walker :) Jameson though, was definitely the best tasting!
After a very entertaining time at the Jameson factory (and some stumbling later...just kidding) we headed back into town so Leigh could buy some shoes that she thought were on sale...it turns out that they were the only shoes in the entire store that were not on sale...figures!! So she didn't buy them...she was not in a good mood after that. What's the best way to cheer a woman up? Let her buy something else! So Leigh went in to another store and bought a very nice shirt from diesel...ON SALE!!! What happens when women go shopping...men get grumpy...so what's the best way to make a man happy in Ireland? Get him a GUINNESS!!! So that's what we did...we went back to the hairy lemon (which is another name for alcoholic) and had a late lunch...it was very tasty. Following our very filling lunch we headed back to the hostel for a little relaxation time. We should have known better than to lay down because we fell straight to sleep...bummer since we wanted to stay awake.
Also before we went to the hostel we went into Trinity College to look at the Book of Kells, however; at this time we didn't have any cash on us...and it would have cost 25 euros to go see it...and they weren 't going to let us take pictures!! We tried (sorry B) but the college itself was very beautiful.
Tomorrow is going to be another travel day...we have to be outside the hostel a little before seven to catch a cab to the train station where we will take the train to Northern Ireland (Belfast) and hop on a ferry to cross the Irish sea to the land of Scot. From the ferry port in Scotland we have to take another train to Edinburgh (it might be two trains). So tomorrow will be busy. As for the rest of tonight...we may just go grab one last Guinness at the pub across the street from our hostel and call it a night. Dublin has definitely made it into the top 3 cities that we have visited thus far. Until tomorrow....CHEERS!!!!