The ride lasted about two hours, and was very enjoyable. I was surprised by the fact that I was given virtually no instruction, although I was able to intuit most of what I needed to do (or in some cases, remember from my one riding experience 30 years earlier.) Also, I assumed that the horse (A gentle fellow named "Monkey") knew more than I did, which most of the time turned out to be correct. The only minor problem that I had was that Monkey wanted to eat plant that we passed by.
I can hardly believe that I only spent two nights at Holybrooke, it
seems like longer. Anyway, it was time to take my leave, so Scott and Katherine
drove me to Dublin to look for a B&B. The first few places we tried
were very expensive, and most of them where full because of the Easter
weekend. However, a quick consultation of the Let's Go! guide revealed
that less expensive accomodations could be found on Gardiner street. These
too were booked up, but an inquiry at the O'Shea's hotel resulted in paydirt:
Specifically, the owner of another B&B which did have room was currently
dining at the hotel, and would speak with me shortly. This lady, who's
name is Mrs. Sheila Sile, owns a B&B down the street from the hotel
in a place called "Custom Hall", and she actually got up in the middle
of her dinner to get me settled in, even to the extent of helping my carry
my heavy bag to her place.