Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Craggy Island

Mum and dad went off to Dublin over the weekend. Mum calls it Craggy Island after the island made famous by Father Ted Crilly and his hair brained cleric Dougal. They left me here all on my own... well apart from Chris and Blaine that is.

Dad ate some nice fresh Galway oysters at Gallagher's Boxty House in Temple Bar. Mum and dad really like it there and would recommend it to anyone. The food's been great every time they've been. For those who don't know what a boxty is, it's a potato based pancake that is wrapped around numerous fillings such as traditional Irish stew, or bacon and cabbage.

One day they even took to the water in a World War II amphibious vehicle called a DUKW. It's used for a Viking Splash Tour of Dublin's historic places. The tour takes you to a large canal basin and the DUKW sails around for 10 minutes or so as the cities highlights are pointed out. The majority of the tour is land based and takes in the historic city whilst abusing the pedestrian Celts at every opportunity. Great fun.

In fact every tour bus mum and dad have been on in Dublin have been not just educational but highly amusing. The tour guides all have their own unique sense of humour and a capacity for song. So if you ever find yourself in Dublin take a tour bus and enjoy.


  1. Please visit my blog if you would like to visit some of the Irish locations made famous by the classic comedy Father Ted:


    Sorry for the blatant plug! :) Glad your parents enjoyed Dublin! There's so much more to see in Ireland than just Dublin though!

  2. Hahaha, how can I not publish a comment like that - as blatant as it is :)