We were seated at the end of a long dining table directly in front of the stage where performers were playing. Sitting at the table cafeteria-style, it was impossible not to talk with those next to you. For us, they were to two students from the University of Illinois also studying abroad. We talked about travel, school, and how we felt sorry for one of them for putting Maryland in the Final Four of his March Madness bracket (they are always a tournament disappointment!).
People sang, clapped, pounded on tables, and danced with friends to the band's joyful and celebratory tunes. Between the music and the conversation, I couldn’t tell you if I even ate the fish and chips that I had ordered. Authentic or not, the experience is one of my favorite memories from abroad.
One day in Dublin down, one to go! Dublin, Ireland: Part III is coming soon.
- St. Patrick's Cathedral - St Patrick's Close, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland
- Ha'Penny Bridge - Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin, Ireland
- Dublin Castle - Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland
- Molly Malone statue - Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
- Trinity College - College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
- Temple Bar
- The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant - 3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 CX67, Ireland
Síochána, Grá, Baile Átha Cliath,
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