ScotlandGolfTour2011 Video Highlights

A 28min video of highlights from our trip to Scotland in 2011.


Guinness Storehouse Brewery in Dublin

One of the biggest attractions in Dublin is the home of Guinness, the Guinness Storehouse. This large facility at St. James’s Gate in Dublin includes The Gravity Bar a glass walled circular bar on top of a building with a panoramic view of the city.

Guiness round logo

Click the Guinness badge to jump to the Guinness Storehouse website.

Guiness Storehouse in Google Street View

Click on the image to jump to Google street view outside the Guiness Storehouse brewery in Dublin.

Vodafone 3G Coverage

Vodafone logoVodafone is the biggest mobile network in Ireland. This is the mobile network that Tep Wireless uses for its portable WiFi rentals. Vodafone has portable WiFi units as well but only with annual contracts, not short term rentals.

The Vodafone website has a slick coverage map system on its website. The images attached below show only the 3G service because that is the limitation of the Tep Wireless units.


Portable WiFi hotspot rentals from Tep Wireless

tep-wireless-hotspot in hand

Click the image to jump to the Tep wireless website.

Here is an idea from the Scotland Golf Tour 2011 that we should repeat for Ireland….. renting a portable WiFi hotspot from Tep Wireless. This worked well before and from what I’ve seen on the web they are a big provider of these devices all over Europe.

The portable WiFi allows up to 5 devices to be connected simultaneously including laptops and smartphones. The cost is about $7/day for 150MB data or add another $6/day to get unlimited data. That would allow us to upload as many pictures and high definition videos as we like to the blog. For the full 12 day trip end-to-end Dublin that’s about $153.

Tep Wireless will even send the unit to our hotel in Dublin ahead of time so its there for our arrival on the first day. We just have to drop it in the post box before we leave with the provided return envelope. Slick.