Nothing says, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” better than Johnnie Fox’s Pub in the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin. Definitely a destination place — you reach Johnnie’s at the top of a mountain by a steep, narrow winding road. It’s not the kind of place you stop by after work for a quick pint.
Established in 1798, Johnnie’s is noted for many things: 1) its the highest elevation pub in Ireland, 2) President Bill Clinton made a point of stopping there, and 3) its old-world charm is unmatched–low ceilings supported by heavy, rough-hewn timbers and poor lighting.
It was one of many highlights of my visit to the Green Isle. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Thought for the Day: Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one! Irish Toast