So we hopped on the ferry from Holyhead on Monday (29/Jun) and arrived back to Mick and a well stocked fridge (thanks Mickey!) in Inchicore. There were two reasons for this Irish pitstop - my graduation from college and Daithi and Clio's wedding. First job was to buy some new dresses! Life's tough.
The graduation was on Wednesday morning. Myself, Rani and John Cotter were graduating together which was cool. We put on our red robes and floppy hats and finally finished our phds. They can't take them back now!! It was a lovely day with lots of friendly faces popping by to say hi. It was great to catch up with everyone however briefly. The mammy, daddy and two sisters joined myself and Dunk for the day and after the photos and nibbles we headed to Roly's for a massive stomach stretching lunch which was tasty as always.
Saturday started damp and rainy and we weren't holding out much hope for the sun shining for Daithi and Clio's big day. Dunk brought Mr. Flynn out for a wedding morning climb being very carefully not to damage the groom in any way. We then headed for Ballymagarvery House outside Ashbourne for the main event and miraculously the sun broke through just as we arrived. It was a fabulous wedding. Daithi and Clio held their own style ceremony after getting all the legal proceedings out of the way the day before. We've never seen Daithi so well scrubbed up and Clio looked amazing in a full length red dress. It was a great day with a fab location, sunshine, good food and great company. It really was one of the best weddings we've been to.
Sunday evening we chilled out down in Arklow with my family and started getting excited about starting the continental leg of the trip. The ferry was booked for Monday. Yay!!