Posts Tagged ‘Dublin’

This is what they have instead of WALK signs

This is what they have instead of WALK signs

On my recent trip to Ireland I realized two very important things. 1) Leprechauns exist. Many Irish people are just really short. 2) Half the kids who go to Syracuse are Irish and secretly leprechauns, which is why I rarely find a guy tall enough to date my 5’8 stature. Twas a learning experience for all.

We gals started our journey in hoppin’ Dublin, where I officially fell in love with old Irish men. Even when just offering to give me (an obviously lost tourist) some directions, they ooze jolliness. I don’t care if they have beer on their breath. (more…)

Wank Does Dublin Pt. 2

Posted: November 18, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,
Sunni and I on our pilgrimage

Sunni and I on our pilgrimage

As Sunni mentioned a few weeks back, we spent a weekend in Dublin boozin’ and sightseeing, often both at once. Well, maybe there’s no difference, or maybe boozin’ is a means to seeing the best sights. I wonder, because thinking back on the weekend all the best times were over a pint or in search of a pint.

That said, on our first full day in my ancestral homeland, Sunni, my girlfriend Natalie and I all decided to start out with Dublin’s biggest tourist attraction: the Guinness Storehouse, otherwise known as the famous St. James’s Gate Brewery. We followed the keg truck and the rich smell of roasting barley right to the entrance, accurate from blocks away.

(more…)

Wank Does Dublin

Posted: October 28, 2008 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
Tags:

Want a fool-proof conversation starter? Wear a shirt with the words “Do you Jerk in private?” along the back in a foreign country known for its rowdy, drunken antics.

This is just one of the many things I learned when Liam McCabe, London blogger and fellow JERK, and I met up for a fabulous, drunken five days in Dublin, Ireland. We spent our days being somewhat educational by touring the Guinness Factory, finding historical bridges named after Liam, and exploring Dublin’s many cultural offerings. Then, after the requisite late afternoon nap, we spent each night exploring the heart and soul of Dublin… the bars. (more…)