Fri 19 Mar 2010 - Sat 20 Mar 2010
We celebrated my birthday over two days. Friday was my actual birthday. Instead of going out to a bar at midnight, like we would have celebrated in the states, I had a glass of wine at midnight. I knew we were going to celebrate later.
We went to Waterford in the morning to wander around. We followed Keiko around for a bit, but she kept going in circles and Monica and I were going to meet a friend of hers and her kids for lunch. After lunch we went to the tourism office and caught a walking tour of the city. We learned a lot of the history of Waterford and got to see some pretty neat buildings. Our guide got us into this cathedral that isn't open to the public yet, so that was really cool.
We got back to Dungarvan and Monica and I went to have a nice dinner at the Park Hotel. When we were done we went back to our townhouse to wait for everyone to get back. They had apparently gone out without me... on my birthday. So, we went to the pub for a little while. Saturday was going to be our big going out night.
I didn't do much on Saturday except for go out at night. We started off at the Anchor, which is a cool pub where a lot of the young people in town go. A couple people bought me drinks, and Monica asked the DJ to play "Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night" by the Black Eyed Peas and they gave me a birthday shout out. One of the guys from our group, Calvin, didn't think I was drunk enough seeing as how it was my 21st and all and a bunch of the people in our group didn't want to buy me drinks, so he got a couple of the Irish guys he was hanging out with to buy me drinks instead.
When we were ready to leave the Anchor we headed across the bridge into Abbyside to go to Minnie's, which is our favorite pub. There Monica bought me a blue bomber, which had Redbull, so by the time we went upstairs to the night club we were both wired. We danced the night away until the club closed. Everything closes early in Ireland compared to the States.