Video: In Honor Of St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day today, I thought I’d dust off an oldie but goodie: my Dublin travel video. In this video I basically roam around the Guiness Storehouse, but in Part Two, I head to the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, an appropriate destination for today.

It’s been a while since I took a look at the comments section of the video from YouTube, and I decided to highlight a few for your reading pleasure.

This from 27stdboy: “Are there leprechauns in this country?”

The answer is “no,” or at least, I didn’t seen any while I was there. I did drink Absinthe one night in Temple Bar (a totally legal and available beverage here in the U.S. now I might add), and I did see some interesting things after that. But no leprechauns.

And from S4561230: “Your voice craic’s me? up. Brilliant hahaha”

Yes, at first I thought it was just one of those your-own-voice-sounds-weird-when-you-hear-it-on-tape, but it turns out most people share that sentiment.

And lastly, from kaylesemma: “did u enjoy ur stay in dublin? :] hope us dubliners treated u? well. loveee ur accent, hav u got any irish family? [sic]”

I did enjoy my stay there, and I recommend anyone who has a chance to spend at least a week exploring the city and its surrounding to do so. You Dubliners did treat me very well.

Thanks about the accent, it’s the product of intense training to master a generalized Midwestern accent. And I don’t have any direct family there, but my brother-in-law does, and I joined them for Easter dinner (very gracious of them). There were several varieties of potatoes involved and we spent the afternoon at the pub watching rugby.


Published on March 17, 2011