Friday, April 13, 2012

A Visit to the Brazen Head in Dublin

First a little mood music:   What do you do with a drunken sailor

Dublin is a pretty cool city. Plenty to see and do other than the Guiness tour or the Jamison Whiskey tour.

Of course the Catholic school girl uniforms bring a chuckle. I bet the Dad's selected them for their daughters!
The city has been here for some time evidenced by some of its fine old buildings.
"We'll hold off the Danes!"
At last my destination, The Brazen Head public house. It has been a destination for at least 814 years. Established in 1198 AD as a place a traveler could rest, get a pint, eat, and even get a bed for the night. My goal was a pint and dinner.
It's not certain how much of the current structure dates to 1198 but I'm sure it's been remodeled a time or two. The toilet is now located indoors and even flushes!
After some serious debate an order of steamed muscles was used to start the fun. It was followed by a serving of the Guiness stew served in a Yorkshire pudding bowl and then topped in some mashed "Irish" potatoes.  (So sorry to my Idaho readers...not happening here.)
Don't forget the bread and butter. It's a great place to visit!
If you'd like to know more about it or are planning a visit to Dublin they have a great website:

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