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

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20120830-224001.jpgSt. Patrick’s Cathedral

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20120830-224234.jpgKilmainham Gaol

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20120830-224412.jpgHaving a pint in Temple Bar

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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

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