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Last Tango in Dublin

The last Guinness is drained, the last brandy and dry is sipped. We used our final Sunday afternoon to visit one of Dublin’s few remaining pubs with original Victorian decor, The Long Hall in South Great George’s St, which had somehow eluded us during our time here. The decor dates from 1881 (thankfully, they’ve upgraded the toilets) although it has been licensed since 1766.

Is the glass half empty or half full? At this point in time we really don’t know…

And prior to that, we strolled in Iveagh Gardens, one of Dublin’s “secret” spots just south of St  Stephen’s Green. On the way down in the bus, it had seemed to us as if the whole of Dublin was out celebrating a very pleasant spring afternoon but the Gardens were an oasis of calm where we sat for a while like a couple of old-age pensioners (hmmm…) reminding ourselves of the times we have had. We’ll be back in Hamilton on Friday. We need to start packing, but we don’t really want to.

5 thoughts on “Last Tango in Dublin

  1. Sueze Morris

    Does this mean we won’t be getting any more posts? That is sad. Safe travels wherever your journey is going to take you Take care

  2. Hewitt Harrison

    What a journey you have had – wonderful. And wonderful of you to share so much with us back here in NZ. Have a safe trip home – I know you are travelling in relative comfort but it is still a long way!! Looking forward to sharing some of your reminiscences on your return.

  3. Mel

    So long ! Farewell ! It’s time to say goodbye…..and all that from the sound of music.

    Have loved your blogs which have taken us on a magic carpet ride of gorgeous churches etc etc so safe travels and so looking forward to seeing you soon xxx.

  4. Aisling Deignan

    Ah, that sounds like a lovely weekend Pip…soaking it all up (alcohol and sunshine!!)….hope the packing is all done now and you are chillaxing. Enjoy your trip back…best wishes to Bruce and safe journey….xxx

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