Today was a free day, and we spent it walking and shopping, drinking beer and whiskey, eating great food, and did I say walking? We finished the day listening to traditional music until late, then walked back to the B&B during the late twilight, about 10:30. It's our last day in Dingle, and we wanted to savor every single minute we could.
We walked into town after breakfast to order crystal to be shipped home, and do some window shopping. I wanted one of these hand-knitted sheep in the worst way, but not for $25 Euro.
We shared a sandwich at the Dingle Bay Hotel, then walked over to the Dingle Brewing Company to take the tour and sample their brew. We met up with tour friends in town, also shopping. And we ran into more at the brewery. Everyone had the same idea we had!
Then we made the long walk back through town toward the boat harbor, past our B&B, to the local distillery for a tour. And stayed for whiskey tasting afterwards.
Then, you guessed it... we walked all the way back into town again, to find a restaurant for dinner.
This time we walked up the main street, and checked out a whiskey bar and talked with the locals for a bit, then headed for Dick Mack's. We peeked into this place last night, but decided to come tonight instead. We walked into a party. The place was packed, the locals were friendly, and we had a great time.
We finished off the day by pulling up chairs at John Benny's Pub, and listening to traditional music. One of the musicians from the concert at the church was singing here tonight, and we saw a couple from the States, who we'd met a few nights ago in Kinsale on the ghost tour. We started out standing, then squeezing onto a sofa, then eventually all of us together along the wall, close to the music. We drank Murphy's and enjoyed the music, and shared our experiences with another American couple who just arrived in town, looking for things to do in Dingle.
We stayed a couple of hours, then wandered through the boat harbor and along the shore, back to our hotel. We need to pack our bags tonight; we're heading north after breakfast tomorrow.