March 23rd, 2009 by ~ 2 Comments

It keeps getting better…

It keeps getting more better as we visited Malehide Castle, home of 30 generations of Talbots. The last surviving family member who lived there passed away only last month. I am struck by how OLD things are in this place. Craftsmanship that was built to last. A chair 500 years old!?! Last month I threw away an office chair I had for about three years.


But the day was topped off by our visit to the Wishing Well, a local pub with a standing engagement of local musicians gathering to play traditonal Irish folk songs. Good friends, a few Guinness, and the tunes of a beautiful land being passed on to the next generation. It was a magical night.


We are off to the western coast to the town of Galway tomorrow. I have a feeling it will get even more Irish as we travel to a place where folk speak Irish as their native language.

2 Responses

  1. Peggy Wilkins says:

    So excited to see you are in Ireland! Kemp and I (parents of Kevin Wilkins and inlaws of Eric Layden and costomers of Bread & Cup)have made 3 trips in the last 9 years – we were there last April and our son Patrick made his 1st trip there last month. Best Fish and Chips we found were in Galway I can get the name for you if you like. Found some great restruants in the tiny towns of the North West. We will be in to visit after your return. How exciting! Enjoy

  2. clay says:

    Failte'! I don't know if you guys remember me, but I used to come into B&C occasionally last year before I moved to Dublin for school (even connected me with some of your friends in town, although I haven't keep up with them lately). I hope you enjoy it here; I sure have been!

    In any case, I'm not sure how long you're going to be around or if you've already heard about this, but the Porterhouse (Dublin's main brew pub) is hosting the 6th Independent Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival, starting on Thursday. Might be worth a look…

    http://www.porterhousebrewco.com/events.html