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Day Seven - Guinness, Oyster Stout, and Irish Music

It was a rainy morning, hampering my daily early exploration, so I was on a mission to find a laundry facility. I asked around and scoured the area, but none were to be found. I finally stopped at an Internet cafe for some research and learned there indeed were none in the area, oddly enough.

St James's Gate Brewery
The Gravity Bar

The Bagel Haven Cafe was out choice for lunch and an excellent choice it was, with crisp and delicious bagel sandwiches and salads to choose from.

From there, we visited the Guinness St James's Gate Brewery and Storehouse for a tour and education on the process of making the fine stout. It was very interesting and quite well organized, plus, at the end of tour, we got a free pint of Guinness in the top floor Gravity Bar, overlooking Dublin.

We spent the rest of the early evening doing some shopping and dodging rain drops, before seeking out the Porterhouse Brewing Company for dinner and drinks. I tried the Oyster Stout, which was a very smooth stout similar to Guinness. The food was terrific and the atmosphere very lively.

Four our last night in Dublin, we found a little pub called Krueger's. At one of the tables, 5 or 6 of the locals had brought a variety of instruments and they played Irish song after song, often singing along, right at their seats. We enjoyed the impromptu performance along with a few points of Guinness before turning in.

Tomorrow would be a busy and unique day.

Day Eight

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