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... keep this place up. It started life as a tower house and gradually was added on to. A Spanish lady wedded into the family and spent her dower cash on fixing it up to look like a "real" castle. All the decorations on the outside are just for show!
Rosemary and Bru both like to garden. I must say the flowers here are amazing! It reminds me of New ...
... around looking for the thing when a lady came up and asked us who we were, etc. (Actually I was reassured by this). She directed one of the students to let us into the castle proper. I stood outside waiting for PD and Weezy to come right back out. One of the Sisters saw me and asked me if anyone was guiding us around. I told her no. She went inside and volunteered to give us a guided tour! This lovely lady's name was ...
Today we went first to Newgrange (Bru na Boinne in Gaelic). Impressive place. It is about 500 years older than the pyramids in Egypt and 1000 years older than Stonehenge. It is the largest Neolithic passage tomb in Europe. It has been partially reconstructed, but is mostly intact original. Unfortunately, it can only be seen by guided tour. So we took a tour. I will say this: it is NOT someplace ...
... Fifty shades of grey? I don't think so, try fifty shades of green. Weather was beautiful, cool breeze, spots of sun, and no rain. Let's see how long we can keep the no rain thing going.
Pretty sure the night is going to end with some dinner in the hotel restaurant and bed. I slept poorly on and off on the plane for a few hours and that was it, so ready for the one and only night that I will get a room (and likely a bed) all to myself. I better enjoy it.
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8.Carrickfergus Castle (A2, Bank Rd, Shore Rd, Marine Hwy) 54.713686,-5.806608 (Garmin,Google Maps)
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Carrickfergus BT38 7BG, United Kingdom
74 miles from Portrush Min time: 2 hours 10 min
Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle in Northern Ireland, situated in ...