Friday, August 30, 2019

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "I"
2. A Favorite
3. INSPIRING - chosen by Tom

IRISH blonde in Tuscon AZ 2014.


Kerry Ireland


2015 - Dublin Ireland

We had lunch in this inspiring church now pub/restaurant.

The former St. Mary’s Church of Ireland is one of the earliest examples of a galleried church in Dublin.

Built at the beginning of the 18th century, it boasts many outstanding features, such as the Renatus Harris built organ and spectacular stained glass window.St. Mary’s closed in 1964 and lay derelict for a number of years until it was purchased by John Keating in 1997.

In September 2007 the building was acquired by new owners and renamed “The Church Bar & Restaurant”.


Letter I is a hard one!  We stayed in the Imperial Hotel in Galway Ireland in 1991! I had scanned the brochure years ago.
Just googled it and it is still there.

 Just throwing in a photo from 1991 Galway.

Yikes look at the fashion plates!!


  1. Why am I not surprised you went Irish! That stained-glass window is gorgeous!

  2. An interesting conversion for the old church.

  3. ...well I must say the I was custom made for you! You sure are doing a great job with your beverage theme. Thanks for taking us this mini Irish tour, enjoy your weekend.

  4. Well I suppose I should have gone Irish as I live here but I am glad to see you did INSTEAD! I have yet to be at that church restaurant and I did think about it on Tuesday when I went down to Dublin to see the Soroolla Art Exhibition which was wonderful. Next time must vist that restaurant. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Irish is the perfect I. You sure found plenty. Love the church turned pub/restaurant.

  6. A stain glass window is always a winner! Cath@Home

  7. I would like to visit Chew Chew's diner from your banner. Makes me think of the great little diner I'm sharing this week, the Ideal Cafe. - Margy

  8. what a gorgeous window….

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  9. Early on, your post made me INEBRIATED!


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