Last Friday I went out with colleagues from work (Pramod, Stephan, Elaine, Orla, Keith, Paul, Shauna, and Declan) for dinner to La Peniche Restaurant which is on a barge on the Grand Canal near Baggot Street Bridge. The occasion was to mark the upcoming wedding of Declan Kelly and Orla Lahart next week. We met for a drink in the Mespil Hotel first and we then crossed the road to the barge.
Our meal was excellent and we were also treated to a (short) cruise on the canal. The best bit was going through a lock - I had never been on a barge before. It was a surprisingly swift operation - we went up top to have a look at the proceedings.
The picture of Orla and Declan to the right was taken with my phone - I rarely use it as the quality is poor.After our meal, we adjourned to the The Fifty One pub on Haddington Road - a noisy pub with loud music that made it difficult to hear others. However, we still had a nice evening - I even tried to sing!