I am back home after a long stint around the UK and Ireland in a rental car.
The Tubbercurry meeting was great fun. Tom and Paul were great people to finally meet and hang out with.
As dugges said I left sligo town and took the scenic route to pick him up in the middle of nowhere in Mayo. We then set off together make to Ballyshannon where Paul was to arrive that day. The round trip was a great laugh, if a bit expensive in time and fuel
dugges and I should be ashamed of our carbon foot print that day. We did however do SOME penance and made a prayer visit to the famous "House of Prayer", pictures of which I hope Dugges posts!
In Ballyshannon dugges has already told of the horrid shower token incident. Not mentioned however was when the showering was finally underway, dugges and I retired to a near by playground where we had a lot of fun playing on the slides and see saws there.
When we were all set we made our way to Tubber where we engaged in pints, though I went easy being the driver. We took in the Tommy Tiernan show and capped the night off with burger and chips in the car.
Tommy met us after his show and gave us well over 45 minutes of his time to talk to us despite a motor bike trip back to galway ahead of him. He was very interested in Pauls quest having walked around Ireland himself some time ago.
Paul was returned to Ballyshannon at about 2am in the morning so in the imortal words of Arlo Gutherie he "looked and felt his best going" out the next morning.
Thanks for the night out Tom Paul and Dugges! It was ace!