Toronto Mike

Dublin, Ireland

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Maple Moose

There's an Irish owned and operated restaurant chain I've seen in Dublin called Maple Moose.  They sell crepes, scoop & whipped Ice Cream, Slush Puppie, Waffles and beverages, and they do it all with Canadian branding. I particularly like the logo. Learn more at
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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is a prison in Dublin, opened in 1796 and closed as an active prison in 1924.  The history of Kilmainham Gaol is fascinating, especially with regards to its political prisoners, so yesterday I toured the facility. And Peter from the Kilmainham Gaol Museum, if you're reading this, you're
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Look Right, Look Left

For 38 years, all I've known is cars drive on the right side of the road.  When crossing the street, I naturally look that way - it's ingrained in my muscle memory. In Ireland, they drive on the left side of the road, and I can't seem to remember that.
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Guinness Storehouse

On Saturday I visited the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam, and wanted to follow that up yesterday with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.  The two tours and experiences are quite similar, and I enjoyed both. This building was built in 1902, but the Guiness we all know and
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