Trip to Ireland
September – October 2006
Tuesday 3 October
9:40 Cork to Waterford 11:55
Bus route 40 - Two hours
faster than the train
Granville Hotel, Meagher Quay,Waterford.
Granville Hotel is a
charming and elegant 4 star Hotel located in Waterford City.
This old Waterford
Hotel is rich in history and offer guests comfortable accommodation
renewed in the center of the city. Guests
can enjoy the
lovely views over the river Suir and the gorgeous cuisine from the
award-winning Bianconi restaurant. The Bar
Granville Hotel is a great location for a relaxed drink after a hard
bus station was busy this morning when the cleaning lady decided to
floor in the main circulating area. She
had an old fellow help her move all the seats from the central position
side after getting people to get out of the way. She
then "cleaned" the floor with a
machine which, in reality, just redistributed the dirt.
Then the people who had sat down on the
temporarily moved seats, including one with a walker and one with a
had to be moved out and the seats lined up properly.
All along the lady was smiling happily. It
would have been better to have done this at night rather than at the
time of day. The driver of the bus arrived to the minute when
have left. He seemed to have had a bad
night last night. However, we arrived at
time. The Waterford
bus station sets the tone for the whole place, dreary, nondescript,
characterless and given over to the automobile.
One certainly is not encouraged to linger.
This was made to hold the cricket
trophy, The Ashes
The hotel is close to the bus station and after a
lunch we took the local bus to the Waterford Crystal Factory. The visit was very interesting, the blowing,
cutting and the engraving.
We met Pat Hurley at Dooley's
hotel, just a couple
away and had a testing of stouts. Dinner
was Beef pie with Guinness at Doolan's pub.