Yes we might hear regular complaints about the price of a pint. But at least your local Irish pub doesn't charge €3,000 just to go in!
That was the price of a ticket on a steam-train tour of Ireland that finished recently.
The excursion was a pilot project by UK-based Steam Dreams, which offered tickets for a seven-day trip on the railways around Ireland. The trip took in Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Limerick, Kerry, Waterford and Kilkenny before heading back to Dublin.
The travelling customers paid €1,695 for non-dining facilities and up to €2,950 to enjoy their meals in the Pullman dining carriages.
Passengers stayed in hotels at various points around the country overnight.
Large crowds turned out in stations across the country to see the vintage train chug alongside the platforms to discharge the passengers.
The trip was such success that the organisers have already announced plans for next year.