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... Sunday. We saw on the wall of a house this mural which represents this moment. You can see on it the wounded Irish men and a British soldier who is walking on a banner where there is written "Civil Rights". I really like this painting because it perfectly represents the problems they were between Irish and British.
We think the
visit of the Giant Causeway was the funniest visit of the week. We
were free. It was very cool to climb on the rocks and take photos
with our friends. The place is very special and mysterious because no
one really knows why it exists. Scientists explain that it was
because of the climate and the time. The legend says that a long time
before there was a giant ...
... snuggle it every time I'm sitting within it. It's magical. The wind speaks to you, high up overlooking the sea (like it did on the Cliffs of Moher all those years ago) and you can imagine faeries and sprites frolicking in the tall grasses and soft beds of moss. My childhood me is so in love with Ireland, it's hard to pull her away from the grass, sea, and mini-mountains - she would rather hunker down in a cave somewhere and go hunting for ...
... shooting and killing of the Irish that day in 1972. (30+years later!) so that was a crucial event. anyways, so then I walked The City Walls, these old "olde" walls that surround the city originally used to keep out invaders, like the vikings, etc and then eventually the Irish during The Plantation, when the English came in and yeah, well, I followed by Rick Steve's tour guide book which highlights each little thing along the way and stopped and at one corner near the Bastion you ...
... Kevin's mothers father, Patrick McGlinchey, immigrated to NZ with Paddy McGovern. When settled Patrick McGlinchey sent for Catherine McGovern, (Paddys Sister). Patrick and Catherine were married in NZ. Their family was Frank (the McGlinchey girls grand father Sher), Dolly (married Pat Mullan), Catherine (Kevin's mother) and Lily. Mary (76 never married) was interesting as she always wrote to Lily and knew a lot of the NZ ones. ...