17/9/14 - 17/9/14
Look, I know that The Corrs are one of Ireland's most well known musical exports, but do they REALLY have to be on the radio every single freaking time we get in the car? Today's answer to that question was a resounding YES.
Team Buccas started the day by taking Emma to the airport to begin her long journey home, while Team O'Bennett headed to the Titanic Quarter to complete their exploration.
We then began the long drive from Belfast (in the north east) to Camp (in the south west). This is a journey that I'm sure no sane Irishman would do in one day, and certainly wouldn't wait until lunch time to start it. But for us Australians, that kind of distance was nothing. Well, almost nothing.
We skirted around Dublin and her roadworks, and Belinda thankfully had euros to get us through the toll booth. Not sure what would have happened if we hadn't had the money...
Lunch stop was going to be in outskirts of Kildare, until we discovered that their idea of a cafe was Starbucks. No thanks! We continued into Kildare proper, where Macari's delivered some of the best pizzas and kebabs. Excellent choice! It was then that Alison and Belinda FM really kicked into action, featuring cameo appearances from Neville, TVHC, Titanic Duck and the Titanic Sock Puppets. I think Simon and Pat were rather hoping that we would fall asleep...
We stayed awake all the way to Camp, though, navigating the old-fashioned way. With a map. Made of paper (google that, if you don't know what it is). We were warmly greeted at our B&B by Kathleen who seemed to have more trouble understanding our accent than we did hers. Had a hearty meal and a brew at the pub across the road, before lounging in the sitting room and reflecting on the day.