Ireland v. Australia at Thomond Park, Limerick

It was never going to be an equal Rugby League contest. But, I thought it was the only way I was ever going to get a ticket for Thomond Park. I did see a caravan advertising sales, but didn’t have time to explore.

5000 crowd in a 25000 capacity stadium which looks like a giant clam. Ireland RU were simultaneously trouncing Samoa.

Four of us on a short break, taking in Cork, Galway and Limerick. The Quays in Galway is a grand street. We went to a late pub night with Irish Band where everyone went mad – terrific. Mostly youngsters who insisted they give up their seats for the likes of us grandparents.

On the Sunday after the game we took the bus up to The Ennis Festival of Irish music. Calmer than the pub and still great craic.

An Irish adventure.

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