Okay. Now it is time to leave Dublin and meet up with friends in a little place called Dungarvan.I had bought my ticket the day previous online through Bus Eireann and the good staff at the Hostel Jacobs Inn were good enough to print it out for me. So after an early breakfast of the usual sort for hostels, toast, various jams and preserves, various cereals and tea and coffee as well as juices I headed off for the Bus station and sat with a coffee waiting for my bus.
Now the town to town buses in Ireland are totally different to ours back home in the UK. No dated double deckers but clean sleek coaches with comfy seats that tilt back for a snooze. So much better than what we have.
The bus came and left promptly at 9.30 and off we went on a very pleasant journey to Waterford. The seats were comfy and the views were amazing, mainly because of the glorious sunshine. 2.5 hrs later I arrived at Waterford (where the crystal comes from) and there was half the Foley family (Joanne the mother and Emily a daughter) who and come to pick me up and take me the rest of the way to their home. After a few hugs and a bit of banter it was into her car and more country roads to the quaint little fishing village of Dunvargan which will be my home for the next few weeks.
Later on that day I met up with Jack the son and a few days later with Katrina the other daughter but that’s another story.