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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Conrad Hilton Dublin

The Conrad Hilton Dublin is centrally located. It's a 20 minute walk to the Temple Bar area.


I arrived on a Saturday and enjoyed s fantastic buffet breakfast.


Monday, June 22, 2015

It's Good to be Gronk, a new book by New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski



Patriots Gronkowski Opens Up In New Book ‘It’s Good To Be Gronk’
BOSTON (CBS) — We already had a pretty good idea that Rob Gronkowski has a good life, but he’s opening up a bit in a new book.
The Patriots tight end has penned a new memoir with agent Jason Rosenhaus, fittingly titled It’s Good To Be Gronk (not to be confused with A Gronking To Remember). In the new book, Gronkowski shares some stories from his college days at Arizona, a few of his exchanges with Bill Belichick, and an interesting tidbit about his finances.

The MMQB posted a few excerpts from the book on Monday, with one revealing that Gronkowski hasn’t yet touched any of the cash he’s earned in his five seasons with the Patriots. That sweet party bus and all of his other cool toys have been paid for with the money he’s earned from his numerous sponsorships, leaving plenty in Gronk’s piggy bank for the future.


From Amazon.com:
New England Patriots record-breaking tight-end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski offers fans a front row seat to a football superstar’s life on and off the field.

“One of the best tight ends the game has ever seen. Off the field, he’s unabashedly the cruise director of the NFL.” —New York Post

Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski holds nine league-wide records and three Patriots franchise records. His accomplishments include thirty-eight receiving touchdowns in his first three seasons (thirteen more than any other tight end in the NFL) and the 2011 record for most touchdowns made by a tight end, with seventeen receiving and eighteen overall. With a Super Bowl victory under his belt and a nationwide reputation for a personality that’s “comedy gold” (CBS Sports), he has continued to win the hearts of fans through his fun-loving attitude.

From hamming it up at Super Bowl Media Day, to spicing up interviews with “Gronk-esque” dance moves, to cuddling with kittens in the pages of ESPN The Magazine, to christening a used party bus his ride of choice, Gronk’s good humor and playful persona make it seem like other players are “living in black and white, and Gronk is in color” (CBS Sports). But it’s not all fun and games. After multiple surgeries on his forearms, ankle, and back, Gronk tore his ACL and MCL, prematurely ending his 2013 season (but not before scoring four touchdowns and 592 receiving yards). His many injuries and subsequent recoveries made his key play in Super Bowl XLIX—which led to victory and the title of “Comeback Player of the Year”—all the sweeter. Gronk takes fans from the field to the locker room to the VIP room to the talk show green room to his parents’ kitchen table—a full tour of the world according to Gronk.


It's Good to Be Gronk Affiliate Link

Lord Hobo Brewing Company opens huge brewery in Woburn

Great write-up on our Lord Hobo Brewing Co in today's Boston Herald, Lord Hobo opens huge brewery in Woburn.


Photo courtesy Boston Herald by: Nancy Lane

Here comes the Boom Sauce.

Lord Hobo Brewing Co. opened Saturday in Woburn — a big, bold, ambitious project from hop-loving local publican Dan Lanigan.

Boom Sauce is one of four beers he’ll pour in the days and weeks ahead at the Lord Hobo brewery tap room and at his popular Cambridge beer bar, also called Lord Hobo. Distribution in Greater Boston — and plenty of other new brews — will soon follow.

The $3 million, 47,000-square-foot facility is likely the largest craft brewery opening in New England history.
Hours are:

Mon - Thu:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sun:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Keep up with brewery news on our Lord Hobo Brewing Company Facebook Page.

Cheers!

Earlier: Lord Hobo Brewing Company Opens.