A favorite Irish pub in the city is Brian Boru. This outside wall will always grab your attention before you sit down for a Guinness or two, or in my case, it's always a Smithwick's. J- and I tried to get in here for a brew after the Dropkick Murphys' concert last summer. No luck! The line in front stretched 30-40 strong. However, the band made it in, I heard. C'est la vie!
Brian Boru, first King of Munster, was the first King of Ireland after the Kingship of Ireland was abolished. He lived between 926 AD through 1000AD and he rose to King status as a result of superior experience and worthiness as a warrior. He fought against the Vikings and other clans who occupied Ireland. He had 4 wives. Rumour has it that he was killed while praying in his tent by a retreating tribe.ReplyDelete
The parrot which is the symbol of Guinness was derived from the African Grey Parrot known as "Prudle" who is listed in the Guinness Book of world records as being able to clearly state 1000 words. However another Parrot, "Alex", not only could say 100 words but he could use them appropriately in a sentence or phrase. The parrot has become the symbol of Guinness Beer and as Guinness beer became distributed worldwide, the parrot was welcomed in native Africa and many countries.ReplyDelete
Great shot! G******* makes for a beautiful mural!ReplyDelete
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Here we go again. Who doesn't like Guinness! Skål, as we say over here.ReplyDelete