7 inches of rain on Saturday. Another 5 forecast for today. That's unusual even by Scottish standards. The firework display was postponed . Perhaps they'll try to reschedule it for tonight ?
We drive down to Edinburgh. It takes an hour and a quarter to get to the crossing. When we get into town the traffic is solid and parking impossible. We do what we have to and then quickly retrace our steps. The weather was so bad that the fast InterCity trains stopped at Newcastle leaving Scotland cut off by flood water on the tracks. The local farmers aren't taken by surprise. They have been preparing for the fact that global warming will make the North prone to heavier bouts of rain.
This grande old dame of a Dublin hotel has had ( a much needed ) sprucing up.https://www.doylecollection.com/hotels/the-westbury-hotel