I drove home for the weekend. Left Dublin about 1.30 on Friday. Didn't get home until 6pm.
Kildare bypass, saves time my arse. I spent over 90 minutes on it on Friday, inching my way along until I got past Monasterevin. I would have cut that time in half if I'd gone through Kildare town instead. Granted I'd have still been stuck in traffic between Kildare and Monasterevin but it wouldn't have been as bad because at least I'd have known the route and known exactly how much longer the traffic jam was.
And just to illustrate how crappy that time was, I made it back up to Dublin on Sunday evening in 1 hour 40 minutes.
Apart from that it was a pleasant weekend. Had Sunday lunch at my Aunt and Uncle's house. My brother/sister in law/nephew drove down as well and I hadn't seen them since before Christmas. So that was nice.