Sooo we get up early and make our way out to Stansted Airport, struggle through the necessary security, searches and scrutiny, hurry through to our gate with 15 minutes to spare only to find it has been delayed by 3 hours – 1pm in the afternoon. Ryanair is, of course, very generous with a £3.50 refreshment voucher each which is flat out buying a coffee. It also means that we won’t have much opportunity to see much around Dublin so we already contemplate another night in Dublin.
The friendless of the Irish starts right at the airport and we are advised to go to O’Neills for a top meal at reasonable prices plus they know how to pour a good Guinness. We both have the Irish Stew and it is delicious, almost as good as my mum used to make. I also have to agree with what most people seem to find out in Ireland – Guinness tastes amazing here – although after the day we have had it could just be I’m extra thirsty.