Dublin, Ireland

20120830-224816.jpgHelp Mom! I’m in Gaol! Or Jail. Whichever…

If I’m gonna work a college football game, why not make it one that’s happening in another country? Football in Ireland is soccer…but for one day, the Irish welcome home their American namesake college (Notre Dame) to play Navy in OUR version of football in the Emerald Isle Classic! I was offered the gig back in March and I’ve been looking forward to this week for months. Now that it’s here, I’m taking advantage of it! I arrived on Tuesday morning (my day off to get acclimated to the time difference), went to the hotel, took a quick shower and was off! I hopped on the DART system, went up to Pearse Street, wandered around Trinity College for a bit and hung out in a few of the parks in central Dublin. Then I bought a ticket on a Hop On, Hop Off bus and visited Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol. I then slept a bit on the bus, missing the Guinness Storehouse (which might have been a good thing) but hit a few stores on O’Connell Street before meeting friends for dinner and drinks (MORE Guinness PLEASE!).

Here are a few photos of my week…

20120830-223749.jpgDublin Castle



20120830-224001.jpgSt. Patrick’s Cathedral



20120830-224234.jpgKilmainham Gaol


20120830-224412.jpgHaving a pint in Temple Bar


20120830-224528.jpgThis stuff is VERY popular!

20120830-224606.jpgSo is this band!

20120830-224646.jpgNOT as popular…

20120830-224721.jpgMy office for the week


This entry was posted in My Life, Places, Sports Talk and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s