After 8 long years we finally made it to Ireland – Matt’s second home and a place that I have heard so much about. We were greeted with the amazing Irish hospitality from the first minute when Barry picked us up from the airport in Dublin and stayed with him and Vicky for 2 nights. After a catch up over a few beers and a quick visit to the Guinness factory we were on the train heading to Waterford.
First stop Full of Bean’s and Matt found Roberto having a cuppa in the office just like he had left him 8 years earlier. Staying in our pikey camper at the Coffee household we spent the first week catching up and being big kids with Keenan and Saoirse, letting Super Mum Glancy show us how its done and keep us going with her Irish hangover cures. The second week we drove the south and west coasts. And week three we were spoilt rotten by Noel and Nicola with more kid time with Sophie “Blue Steel” Hayes!
Barry leant us his van so we took off for a week to travel the south west coast – some of the most stunning country side that we have seen on our whole trip. We spent the days driving through green hill’s, and a very rugged coast line and the nights parking up in a small country town to hit the local pub’s get drunk and enjoy the diddley ey on offer.
Barry, Vicki, Steven, Coffey’s, Barrett’s, Noel, Nicola, Sophie, Jimmy, Susie, Ron, Prender and team. Thankyou again, we will miss you all, and wish that we were not so far apart, but look forward to the catch ups that are to come in whatever country that is. – Matt & Carls.