Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekend in Holyhead


Roma and I went over to the Holyhead Lions Club Charter night dinner which was held in the Valley Hotel in Anglesey, Wales. It was a quick visit - we left DĂșn Laoghaire on the Saturday afternoon HSS, and returned on the Sunday morning sailing. We traveled with four of Roma's Lions Club companions - I was not really looking forward to the dinner. We stayed in the Travel Lodge near the ferry port - very comfortable, clean, and tidy (recommended for a quick stay).

Holyhead is a quiet town - the centre is a bit dull on Saturday afternoon with a lot of shops closed. We stopped for a pint and a game of pool before going to the dinner in Valley. The evening was a long one - we had a lot of wine. I won a bottle of Rosé in the raffle. We got home around 1230 - phew!

I was missing the Ireland vs Italy World Cup qualifier - brother Joe was sending me text messages with each score (2-2).

The Welsh Lions were extremely nice and welcoming - they couldn't do enough to make us feel comfortable - even sending a bus to pick us up despite the short distance from our hotel to the ferry port. Thank you to them all.


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