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July 21st 2012
Published: July 24th 2012
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A long 2.5 hour drive to Cork and Cobh. Stopped at Blarney castle in the morning. Travelled on to Cobh which was a beautiful seaport. The second largest natural harbor in the world. It is where the majority of our Irish ancestors emigrated from and it was the last port of call for the Titantic before it's fateful sail. Great museum and special exhibition on the Titanic for it's 100th anniversary. Carried on to a town outside of Cork where I once stayed with the soccer teams. Visited the local pub, The Cotton Ball. Walked inside to a "men's bar" to have all conversation stop and everyone stare. When I explained why I was there they were more than happy to quiz me on what I remembered and then get into an argument amongst themselves about which "pitch" we actally played on. I brought pictures of the old pub (since renovated and doubled in size) which they enjoyed seeing. Ate some great pizza and headed on the long car drive home!

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