Alex advised that we all arrive in Dublin at least one day before the tour started so we wouldn't be suffering from jet lag. So, our friends Al and Jan met us at the Newark Airport on Monday and we flew over together arriving in Dublin Tuesday am. Above is the plane we traveled to Dublin on. What was fantastic is that there were little screens on the back of the seats with 40 movies, music, games, TV shows etc all free. It sure helped when you couldn't sleep. The screens also had a map of where we were, how far we had come, how far we had to go etc. Fantastic little item!
Our room looked rather like a Crate and Barrel designed room but it was comfy. Our view wasn't the greatest however. All we could see was a brick wall and the roof.After our nap, we headed down the street to The Barge for dinner. Even though it was the only real pub in the area, it was great! The Barge has tables and bars on all three levels. The bars, ceilings, wood etc. are all beautiful. The food was pretty darn good too. I had Fish and Chips. YUM!! And Jan had lamb. The picture doesn't include the chips however. And of course Mr. Snowbird had to have a Guinness. The Barge and our Hotel were on a canal. It is a beautiful canal and people love to just hang out there. Our table looked out over the canal.