In Ireland hot water is set-up a little different than I'm used to in the states. Where we stayed in Athenry they had an electric shower There was a switch on the ceiling next to the shower. You pulled the string and it turned the switch to on. You must do this to get hot water. If you don't the water will be cold. After a couple times you do it unconsiously.
I love an Irish Fry. It consisted of rashers(bacon) sausage, fried egg, a potato waffle, fried tomato, and white pudding. We had one probably every other day we were there... mmmmm good.