Wow, sounds like you had one helluva time here in Dublin! I do have a spare room with a futon next time you're stuck here. Hope you don't think Dublin is all that bad after that!
I live in the city centre but love all the outskirt places like Malahide, Howth and Bray. I have never been to Drogheda though!
Anyway, once I update my blog I plan to have a section on my disasters, I think it's important we share the bad with the good! Although its hard to imagine you having disasters as you seem to be such an expert knitter.
Oh, by the way, my avatar is a fanart image of a character called Jane from a cartoon called Daria. I love it!