Kilkenny Suds

Kilkenny, Ireland is the home of Smithwick’s brewery.  Nevertheless, Guinness is also a popular brew (despite the fact that it is brewed in Dublin).  Here are a few reflections I found while pursuing the streets of Kilkenny last fall, with my mom.

Victorian Times at Ryan’s Pub

Ryan's Victorian Pub

Ryan’s Victorian Pub

The snug at Ryan's Victorian Pub.

The snug at Ryan’s Victorian Pub.

The count down is on for me.  I’ve got about six more weeks in Europe, with one being in Rome.  So, amid finalizing research projects and submitting papers, I’m trying to visit sites I’ve overlooked and people I will miss.

These are some photos of my visit to Ryan’s Victorian Pub, just across the Liffey from Heusten (train) Station. At Ryan’s, they serve up a lovely Beef and Guinness Pie!

Mega Guinness

They’re expanding the Guinness factory here in Dublin and it’s growing by leaps and bounds.  It has been fun watching it spring up out of  the ground. A good friend of  mine sent this photo of a construction worker taking a break mid air….

Guinness construction.

Guinness construction.