I ❤️ Dublin, and the rest of Ireland too!

I came back from Dublin well biased.

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This amazing cotton bias tape is gorgeous, and best of all, it is pre-made.  I can see lots of uses for this, most obviously for binding quilts.  How cute would that be?

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I also found the cutest elastic I have ever seen!  Don’t know where these are going yet…

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A. Rubanesque is a trim shop located in the Temple Bar area in Dublin.  Temple Bar is a busy area in the center of the city, with lots of pubs (proud to say I tried many) and shopping.  The shop is full of lace, trims, elastics, and other delicious trim items.  I oohed and ahhed over so many lovely laces.  But what the hey-de-ho am I going to do with lace?  I pondered and pondered, and left the store lace-less.

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We had gone into the Temple Bar area on our first night in Dublin.  We had a private pub crawl with Garvan as our guide.  It started something like this…

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Here was our favorite pub from that evening (as far as we remember.)  You could fit maybe 20 people in there, as long as ten of them were standing.

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We sampled many pints at many bars.  Highlights of this walking/stumbling tour include:

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The last one is some mer-horses on the river Liffey.  Threw that one in just to see if you were paying attention.

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