Recommended stops for inspiring libation, curious amusement & can’t miss vistas!
Boyles Pub is the place to be when in Slane, Co. Meath Ireland! Where you are sure to make friends with the warm and witty locals within the first pint, and this A-1 publican books in the greatest musicians touring the land. Fabulous Wednesday night folk sessions, Good Guinness, great cider selection (including a local brew) and he occasionally fires up the grill out in the garden for complimentary sausages during premiere rugby or football matches on the tellie!
You sure won’t go thirsty or have to walk to far to find a good drink in Dingle Ireland! Definitely do not miss the more traditional shop/pubs which are quickly becoming extinct in Ireland (see my earlier post “A Sip Back In Time”). My favorite watering holes in Dingle are J. Currans (Haberdashery & Pub) , Foxy John’s Hardware & Pub, and Dick Mack’s Leather Goods & Pub. Try the local libations Dingle Whisky and Dingle Brewing Company’s “Tom Crean Ale”, both stupendous!
Reville Collectables A few miles out of Wexford off the main road and down a narrow dirt lane is a junk mans paradise! Don’t miss the hand painted signs marking the way! Www.revillecollectables.com
Richmond, London England
Stroll your way up top of Richmond Hill, grab a pint in The Roebuck Pub, then wander out across the street, grab a seat on a bench and enjoy one of the most beautiful and the only “protected” view in London. Overlooking the Thames River, this park land was once the royal hunting preserve for Charles I. Once your done visiting with friendly strangers and enjoying a Crabbies Ginger Beer, just leave your pint glass(es) in the wire basket on the steps.
Soho, London England
The French House, 49 Dean St., London W1D 5BG A perfect place to slip into while out for an afternoon walk around Soho London. Gather your thoughts, work on your novel, or contemplate life over a nice white wine or perhaps a smooth single malt. Share a bit of intellectual conversation with a stranger, but they all look like comfortable locals and you never know who might walk in as this has been a notorious haunt of stage, screen and literary “somebody’s” for decades. No mobile phones, devices, machines or televisions….Life is idyllic inside The French House!
West Co. Cork via ferry from Baltimore Ireland. Pitch your tent on one of the tranquil beaches or for those less adventurous grab a room at the islands only pub The Islander’s rest and enjoy a proper sunset from a lawn chair. Be prepared for the most beautiful nights sky!