More good fun in Ireland in June 2003.
Two of my coworkers, Robin Getz and David Hanrahan enjoy a little drinky drinky at
the Castle pub, next to King John's Castle, Limerick, Ireland.
The look on this girl's face is priceless. I'm pretty sure David is attempting to
explain to her analog circuit theory when all she wants to know is what his
room number is: "Now if you set this up alongside a current mirror..."
So, I proceeded to steal Jeritt Kent's glasses from him, gave them to Mike Byrne
(shown here), and this is Mike imitating Jeritt. I know, I know, it's only funny if
you know the people involved, but trust me, this was funny!
Mike imitating Jeritt : "You see, life is like an op amp..."
Three Irish boys, David, David Frizelle, and Niall enjoying a good laugh.
The illustrious Jeritt Kent with David Frizelle. Note, Jeritt is without his
Dave, and Dave, and I singing some sweet tunes.
I know the light isn't that good, but I kind of like how Bunratty Castle looks here
at night. Next door is the incredibly popular Durty Nelly's pub where you'll find lots
The Blarney Castle, home to the famed Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who
kiss the Stone gain the gift of gab. As anyone who knows me will attest, I've never
needed the Stone to do that!
But I kissed the stone just the same. I'm sure I tasted the faint hint of Irish urine
Now, if you look up the side of this castle wall, you can see where the Stone actually is: 5 stories
up. So, the Stone kisser must lay backwards out a window to kiss it, all in the name of luck!
I just really liked this tree. It looked as though it were about a zillion years old and
anyone who's seen the Lord of the Rings will think the tree is ready to simply walk off
and fight a war. So, I found this tree while wandering the grounds around Blarney. The
Irish have decided to use this tourist trap as a prank on Americans because they don't put
any signage at all in the huge rock gardens, so I kept hearing these older American couples saying
"You know Fred, I'm sure we've been past this weird tree at least 3 times before..." "Don't tell
me MY business devil woman!! I know the way to the car!!"
I took this picture for my mom. Okay mom, you think you have a rhubarb problem?? These
stalks are about 9 feet high! Found in the gardens around Blarney Castle.
Speaking of my Mom, here's a picture of her right around the time she was married.
Just kidding Mom, this is on a building in Cork.
"You take the high road and I'll take the low road..." Sign found in Kilsale, County Cork, Ireland.
Above the village of Kilsale, looking out into the Irish Sea through Kilsale harbour.
Believe it or not, this was one of the wider points of this roadway! Irish drivers are on
crack, I swear! I can't wait to see what the rental guy says when he looks at my hubcaps.
Charles Fort, Kinsale. Don Juan d'Aquina and the Spaniards landed here in 1601 to try to help the Irish
beat the English. It was a battle which changed the course of Irish history. The Spaniards had
their hats handed to them, and that was that. Incidentally, this park along the harbour is
a great place to sit and read the new Harry Potter for a few hours!
The waves rolling into the South shores of Ireland, outside Clonakilty, West Cork.
Road signs in both English and Gaelic, near Dunmanway, West Cork.
Muckross's House, Killarney National Park, Killarney. I rented a bike and rode through the
park just outside of town here. Alternatively, people take a horse and trap ride in lieu of the
Torc waterfalls, at the tip of Louch Leane.
Two of the three lakes in the park are visible here from near the summit of Torc mountain.
Yours truly sitting on what is thought to be a 400 year old rock bridge (Old Weir Bridge )
at the "Meeting of the Waters" in Killarney National Park. You simply have to love self timers!
Cliffs of Moher and County Clare.
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