Sausage factory yuck
Trish: sounds like you enjoyed your visits here I think our visitors were expecting every pub to have Trad music
and it's expensive here so I think that was a major turn off
Fair play for getting into the Irish Sea I would not chance it , when we were kids we lived on the east coast and went to the beach alot and we used to joke that you'd come out glowing from all the polution !
I much prefer the west coast so we can take a dip in the atlantic .Very cold though
Sausages: I lived with an Italian guy for 2 or 300 hundred years. Just seemed longer.
If you want to see how "real" sausage is made, find a traditional Italian and beg to watch. Don's dad used heart & liver ONLY, then added herbs (basil, very little oregano) and spices (ow, too hot!) for his personal sausage-stash.
Wonderful stuff. Orange peel makes sausage almost sweet. Not quite, just a hint.
Cols-- that's just it. Americans expect the Blarney Stone to kiss them back!
Oh, god no, we never did that. Never went near the place....
Excuse me, but Bunratty Castle is NOT typical!
Yet, Americans expect that Ireland has never moved past 1171 or 1918, depending on which American you talk to.
Greystones beach is scary. You're lying there in the sun and the tide comes in NOW! Nothing gentle about it.
Arklow beaches are gorgeous. I couldn't believe all the sand, not after Galway and Greystones.
We spent an afternoon in Arklow just picking up shells and picnicking.
Tell me about the pollution...?
Where on the east coast were you? My aunt /godmother lives in Newtownmountkennedy and I've got lots of uncles, aunts, cousins in Dublin. There were 9 Nolan children, so there are a LOT of us spread around.