Smirting & The Smoking Ban
Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!!
REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke inside bars, cafes or restaurants, or anywhere where people are working (e.g. taxis, offices etc.)
The legislation is officially known as the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, see link to it below for a summary.
You may smoke in outside in the street or in designated smoking areas, but never inside a place where people are working (includes offices, bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres, taxis, etc)
SECOND TRY FOR TRALEE
"Yellow roses and history"
Two years ago we didn't like Tralee at all and thought it was an ugly town. Now we saw completely different town and liked it quite a lot. After booking beds in the hostel, which was more than a youth hostel but less than a hotel, but as cheap as a hostel and the price included the breakfast, too. We slept in the dormitory of six, but the lady promised it for the two of us.
One night we walked back to the hostel through this park only to notice that its gates were closed. We had to turn back and return to the other end and all the time we were wondering what we'd do if the gates there were closed, too. There weren't any gates in that part of the park at all, so we couldn't understand why to lock the gates in one side of the park, when there aren't any in the other side of it!
Irish are known for their love of drink, though we only experienced it in the Kingdom of Kerry museum.
Tralee is a gorgeous little town in county Kerry. As Killarney serves as a good base from which to explore the Ring of Kerry, Tralee serves as a good base from which to explore the Dingle peninsula if you're not going to stay over in Dingle.
"Rose of Tralee"
Tralee has an annual Rose of Tralee festival. During this festival girls of Irish descent from all over the world congregate in a beauty / personality pageant.