So here we are….. and look at our view!


If every day can be like today, but we already know the rains do come…….. We arrived safely, on time, at the Portmarnick Hotel. Feeling amazingly good (probably excitement), we charged full steam ahead, asking our taxi driver to wait for us while we dropped bags at the hotel. He drove us into the seaside village of Malahide and we toured the castle, glad we had decided on an indoor activity as the rains poured steadily. We timed it perfectly for our walk through the village, admiring fish markets and pastry shops and pubs.  Catching a taxi we returned to the hotel and decided to walk 9 holes on the Portmarnick Links, just outside our door and photo above. The golf, as Mike says, was the appropriate introduction to Irish links golf, intermittent rain teasing us with wind and sunshine. Lovely course.

Today, Dublin!