Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ireland

Exactly one week from now, I will be on a plane to Ireland. Wow, that's a shot of anxiety as I write that. I should really make sure the non-beer related parts of my trip are arranged before I go.

The last time I was overseas was almost 10 years ago and it's not something I have a chance to do very often. When the opportunity arose, I thought I ought to go to my favorite country on the planet. Not having been there since I was barely old enough to drink, though, I'm all ears (or eyes*, as it were) on can't-miss places in Ireland. I'm sure I'll blog as much as possible upon my return. Right now we have on the list: the Porterhouse, Messrs Maguire, The Franciscan Well (Cork), The Guinness storehouse, and quite a laundry list of non-beer related places to go.






*Not a great mental image

7 comments:

  1. How long are you there for?

    In Dublin, the Bull and Castle is a must. The Czech Inn for some good Czech lager. If you can get to Galway, the King's Head is excellent, and they have Galway Hooker I believe. If you can find Clotworthy Dobbin then make sure you do so. Also, Trouble Brewing make a couple of good beers apparently. Then there are O'Hara's and Dungarvan to hunt out.

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  2. Thanks for the tips Velky Al. That's quite a help.
    I'll be there for 2 weeks. Hopefully long enough to see most of what I'd like (but probably not everything). Gonna try to spend time in Dublin, Galway, and Cork.

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  3. Don't miss The Bierhaus in Cork; L. Mulligan Grocer, The Bull & Castle and Against the Grain in Dublin and The Salt House in Galway. You'll find them all (and more) on Beermapping.

    Enjoy!

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  4. Thanks Beer Nut! I certainly appreciate the pointers from anyone as educated on the subject as you.
    I was just looking at the Salt House online. Looks great. Cheers

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  5. Big fan of Irish Craft beer, something we don't get a lot of over here. TBN's defo the font of knowledge! I;ve enjoyed Whitewater's beers, as well as Porterhouse, and I would keep an eye out for Dungarvon too. They look wonderful.

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