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So I went to Peterson's and I have Pics

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  1. natibo

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    So, I went to Peterson's pipe shop today after getting a full tour of the city. Dublin is nice city and I hope to return someday after this quick business trip weekend. Ireland has a wonderful pipe making and smoking history. In the Guinness factory I saw a 1960's commercial wherein a man is prominently smoking a pipe. The cab driver was clearly proud of Peterson's being an Irish company. And, there are many pictures of pipe smoking leprechauns around the city. However, as with everywhere, the no smoking laws and extremely excessive tobacco taxes will probably take their toll.

    As for the shop itself, it is small but nice. The folks working there were extremely helpful. Their pipe inventory was low (smokingpipes.com has a larger Peterson's inventory in my opinion). However, this was made up by the fact that EVERYTHING in the store was 20% off! With their already cheaper prices and when you get a VAT refund, the pipes in here were inexpensive. (Just don't buy tobacco. It's easily double what you pay in the U.S.)

    I went full on with the first pipe. A system standard P-lip donegal rocky! You can't get much more Peterson than that. I also bought a higher grade Rosslare having silver on the stem and bit. I think I'll go back tomorrow. I had my eye on the 2012 pipe of the year. I mean it is 20% off.

    Bo
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  2. decigar

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    Great Pics!!! Hopefully one day I can get to that side of the pond.

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    I just turned Peterson racing green with envy.

    Congrats on the two new kids!

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    Petersons have a sale on?!!?!?!? I know where I am going after my philosophy exam on Monday now While the interior of Petersons looks great thanks to the massive wall of pipes and the really neat walk in humidor I think James Fox is a far more interesting shop to be in, could browse in there for hours.

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    That is way cool. Thanks for sharing the pix and enjoy those awesome Petes.

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    Oh man, that looks awesome.

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    Thanks for sharing. I think it would be great to live in the apartment above Petersons!

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    Brings back memories. Did you make it to James Fox, about a block or so away?

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    Really appreciated the pics mate. Thanks

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    I did go to J. Fox and will probably go back tomorrow as well. Interestingly, they had a large selection of Peterson's as well.

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    @ Natibo - I have been smoking the 2012 POY quite regularly for the past year and have found it to be a fine pipe.
    FWIW I recommend it. It does have a small bit, but if you are okay with that it should do well by you.

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    Hey Natibo-- you are one lucky man. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us – the pics are just wonderful and gave me that "you are there" feeling. Right now I'm doing the math to see how many pipes I would need to buy at their discounted prices in order to make up for the airfare to Dublin. Does the immediate future hold a trip to James Fox in it? After all, no trip to Dublin would be complete without going into both these shops.

    Eric
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    Great pics natibo - thanks for taking the time to upload during your trip.

    Please keep sharing more if you have 'em - much appreciated!

    "Be seeing you"


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    That girl in the first photo is looking at you like...he's a Pipe Smoker...I'm...In Love...Can't Resist....

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    Your pipes look delicious. You went pipe-crazy at the right place at the right time.

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    I know you're shooting the store, but that first shot! Couldn't you have waited 1 second more for the lass?

    Edit: I should have warned you that Trinity is right across the street. I could spend a day on that corner, trying new blends and wishing I was 20 again.

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    I'm extremely jealous! Lol! I hope to visit Dublin myself someday, and will most definitely be visiting the Peterson store! Congrats on all accounts!

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    Wow lucky you, great picture .
    Thank You

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    That is just plain awesome. I hope to make it there someday myself. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on great pipes and a great trip.

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    That is pretty nifty! Good choices on the pipes.

    Al

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    My wife bought me that very same pipe for Christmas, except in except in ebony, but also a p-lip and system.

    Agree: P-lip + system + Donegal is as Pete as can be.

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    Great pipes, great pics and I have no problem with seeing a lady in a picture. Looks like a lot of fun and I'm only a slight bit envious.

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  23. irish

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    Very nice . Congrats on the new pipes . Thanks for sharing .

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    Very cool I'm willing to bet I would have felt like a kid in the candy store.

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    Nice pics - thanks.

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    Thanks for taking the pix! It's an American Pete-fan's dream.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Thanks for taking the time to post them!

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    sounds and looks like a really cool experience.. Thanks for posting!

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    Natibo

    If you get to James Fox's place, please take photos and tell us what it is like there.

    Lucky you!

    Allan
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    Great photos and you chose well with the pipes. Enjoy.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing!

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    nice pipes

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    Probably the closest I will get to the store in my lifetime, most of my trips are to Belfast or the North Antrim coast but I would love to be able to say I bought a Peterson at the store in Dublin. Thanks so much for the pictures, the Irish Lass wasn't anything to sneeze at either. Really appreciate the eye candy. Right ya I meant your pipes..... hehehehe

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    Nice selection, I to am green with envy. I would love to go to Ireland.

    "Keep it Classy"
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    I was in Dublin on my mid-tour leave from Iraq. I had JUST started smoking a pipe. At the time I had only heard that Peterson had a good reputation, but didn't know how significant the company was in pipe-smoking world. Now one of my great regrets is that I didn't walk out of there with a shiny new pipe, even if it was just one of their more inexpensive models. At least there was a friendly and patient fella manning the counter who put up with my undoubtedly inane banter.

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  36. romeowood

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    Great trip, great score, great pics

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