Video: In Honor Of St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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.


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