We’re sitting in an internet cafe in Kilkenny. Bill planned a great get-away for our first bank holiday weekend. Everything started off well, at least the first hour or so until our car starting making a horrible grinding sound. It’s some clutch-related malady. We made it into Kilkenny, after every garage had closed for the day on Saturday, of course, and a mobile mechanic we found was full up. Everything will be shut down until Tuesday, so we think we’ll be here until then and hopefully the car can be repaired and we’ll make it back Tuesday night. Well, we will be back to Dublin Tues night, car or no car, because we have very important visitors arriving Wed morning and I have a job interview.

So, Kilkenny is a cool city. Lots of ancient buildings, nice restaurants and cool shops. Our primary reason for making the trip was to attend the Irish Conker Championships. We’ll have to take a taxi, but we’re not missing the conkers.

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