Britain 09 - Day 8
After breakfast in Waterford we headed north to Dublin, taking the N25 to New Ross then the N30 through Enniscorthy. I had expected to get lost in Dublin and this proved to be the case, but we found our way back along the north side of the Liffey River to the Arlington Hotel adjacent to O'Connell's Bridge. We were lucky, we asked about car parks and we got one of three in the basement of the hotel. We had planned on only one night here, before moving on to the north, but we left Margaret here for a few days to explore before she flew on to Edinburgh. Dublin struck us as a large cosmopolitan city, with many different nationalities, each congregating in a different part of the city. We walked around the city on a fine, warm Saturday afternoon, crossing and recrossing the Liffey River.
Irish Dancing Night
Saturday night and the Arlington Hotel puts on a regular session of Irish music and dancing for the tourists. You can take your chances in the bar, or you can book a table for dinner in the downstairs nightclub and then watch the show. We chose the latter. The food was not exceptional, but was as expected for a crowd of several hundred. The irish band "Gypsy Lacey" were very good, especially the mandolin/accordian player. He broke the strings on the mandolin early in the evening, but without missing a beat swapped to the accordian. He is a big man, and watching his large fingers work the strings and the keys was a treat. In the break we were treated to some good quality dancing as well, but with only 4 dancers the show was a bit light.
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