We left home at 08:10.
At about 11:30, we were at krabbe and Sabine's house in Carpenterstown in Dublin, meeting young Sophia again, and Sophia's grandparents, over from Munich, also again. Having excellent cake and coffee for lunch. (One reason to move to Munich would be the tradition of making excellent cakes.)
At 13:30, we 4 (Sophia staying behind with her grandparents) were at mizkit and chefted's new home for the house warming, where we met lots of people, many existing friends, but also Catie's family. Excellent food was cooked by Ted, showing why his LJ handle is so deserved. We also met the young Henry for the first time (two babies in one day is unusual for us), and later on the pair of Japanese Bobtails that deign to let Ted and Catie share their house.
At about 20:00 (some two hours after the supposed end of the gathering), we departed Dublin District 9 (the view of Croke Park from their house led to that appellation). irishkate gave us a lift back up to the airport. This was greatly appreciated, though we worry somewhat that the extra mileage might have contributed to her car breaking down on the way back to the south coast.
And at 0:00, we were outside our house again, just under 16 hours after we had left.