Irish Rail is definitely something to write home about! Clean, comfortable, reliable, and on time. It accesses all the major cities in Ireland.
If you’re coming to Ireland (for this year’s Gathering perhaps) all you need to do is go online to irishrail.ie to book your train tickets. You’ll pick your tickets up when you get to the station by entering your reservation number into a kiosk. The find the train platform and take your seat. There are food, restrooms, and free (but intermittent) wi-fi access on board.
Simple as pie!
We had such a lovely train ride to Cork a couple weeks back.
Kitty and Patty sorted photos, chatted…
read, and watched the landscape whiz by.
I even got some work done…
…reviewing a journal article.
It was fascinating and well written. I hope to see it in print soon.
We weren’t blessed with the best weather during Patty and Kitty’s visit to Ireland but we did manage to see quite a few sites. We even made it to the Saturday market in downtown Dublin….
Headed to the Saturday market via Liffey Street.
The vendors include cheese makers and bakeries…
…produce and spice vendors…
…butchers and prepared food vendors.
On sunny and rainy days giant umbrellas cover Meeting House Square.
There are also craft vendors… and the shops lining the street betwen Meeting House Square and Cow’s Lane are also enticing.