Friday, May 15, 2009

Shall We Sligo?


So, I'm in Sligo. Land of Yeats. His epitaph: Cast a cold Eye/ On Life, on Death/ Horseman, pass by. Horseman, you should probably also pass by our hotel about which you should know:

  1. Has no hot water.
  2. Which makes sense since most of the rooms don't have heat.
  3. Each room key opens all rooms.
  4. The owners operate an illegal all-hours pub downstairs, where they have hen parties or at least a gaggle of girls singing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" at 4:15 in the morning.
  5. They serve a nice breakfast while still cleaning up the broken glass from the bar fight from previous night.
  6. Traditional Irish music sessions include the "Johnny Cash" song "Hurt."
  7. When we tell locals where we stay, they just laugh in an odd way.
My dear, horseman, pass by.

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