How would you spell whisky?
Ireland

How would you spell whisky?

Miranda

[July, 2011] Because we cannot take liquid on board, I had to buy Irish whisky at the airport.These are them.I noticed that in Ireland they use the spelling of 'whiskey' with e in it.I had thought that spelling was used only in America.Here is another link between Ireland and America.

Visiting Howth to eat seafood
Ireland

Visiting Howth to eat seafood

Miranda

[July, 2011] During 5 day tour in Ireland, I could not come across good seafood though I expected.So after coming back to Dublin, I went to a port town called Howth which is about 30 min.away from the city.Here I got really satisfied.The oysters were big and tasty and prawns and clams were very good, …

Seafood Chowder
Ireland

Seafood Chowder

Miranda

[July, 2011] This time in Ireland, I had 'seafood chowder' three times.It seemed a common menu there.Even a small canteen in some countryside town had it, but chowder is American, isn't it.Ireland has a huge influence from America, really! Anyway the best chowder had was the first one in a small town called Lisdoovarna.

Guinness is Irish symbol
Ireland

Guinness is Irish symbol

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is inside of Guiness Storehouse, a museum/attraction of Guinness.The main building is a huge pint glass shape and there are a lot of interesting gadgets all over the place.They must have spent a lot of money to make this.When I came here more than 10 years ago for work, it was more …

A fishing village
Ireland

A fishing village

Miranda

[July, 2011] This is a fishing village called Portmagee in Ireland.During the bus tour, the guide emphasised that they serve the best seafood in the country, so my expectation had swollen.But, the restaurant he recommended had only a plate of mussels on the lunch menu.I felt cheated…Some customers who came in later asked for seafood …

World Oldest Distellery
Ireland

World Oldest Distellery

Miranda

[July, 2011] he first destination of the 5 day bus tour I joined in Ireland was the oldest distillery in the world.Of course it was in the morning.Whisky is more famous in Scotland, but Irish one has got the longer history, apparently.This Kilbeggan distillery was founded in 1757.The purpose of visiting this kind of place …