Discovering Dublin: Day 2, Part 2

What’s a trip to Ireland without a taste of Irish whiskey? Newcomer to the field, Teeling Whiskey Distillers in Newmarket was the perfect spot to get a first hand look at the brewing process.

Our guide led us through the steps, explaining the how barley is transformed from simple grain into the makings of beer and finally into Irish whiskey. Of particular note for me was that the three large copper pots used in its making were named for the daughters of the distillery’s owner.

Teeling Tour Guide

Potstills 3




Malted Barley

Frampton at TeelingPotstills4













The Brazen Head on Lower Bridge Street is officially the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 1198. In the past it’s played host to revolutionaries as well as literary greats like James Joyce, Brendan Behan and –surprise!–Jonathan Swift. We ate beef and lamb stews and mashed potatoes washed down with Guinness and red wine by a cozy fireplace, and marveled at how fast we were falling in love with the Emerald Isle.

Brazen Head




Author: Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle ( and print ( versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at and on Twitter @Tricialafille.

4 thoughts on “Discovering Dublin: Day 2, Part 2”

  1. We so wish we were there!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your adventure with us through this blog! Miss you! You both look so happy! Love it!


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