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Yes, we had high winds thanks to the tail end of the hurricane! Something I never thought I would experience in Ireland.
But after leaving Dublin and traveling through the beautiful Wicklow mountains we left the winds behind.
We visited the Monastery - which was a great experience. A real step back in in time!
At New Ross, ancestral home of the Kennedy's, we visited the Dunbrody famine ship which ...
... all electric and automated with multiple back-up systems.
Although we’ve watched videos and seen plenty of photos, we were still surprised to witness the 10-foot tides. Fishermen just tie up their boats and let them sit on the silt, waiting for the tide to return. Interestingly these tides create a 2-mph. current on which Stone Age hunter-gathers could float for miles up or ...
... another spiral stone staircase to the cloisters and wine vault, all that's left of the once fine abbey on this sight. There is an impressive collection of ancient Irish Catholic Priest Vestments, hidden from Oliver Cromwell's forces and rediscovered a hundred years later. Waterford's City charters, dating from the Middle Ages and painted with pictures of the kings from Henry II to Edward III is beautiful.
... or rather rubber rings and made our way back into town to our destination, which certainly lived up to expectations! Having run the gauntlet of anti-motorhome car parks ( ie those with height barriers) we eventually found a brand new one behind the visitors' centre-€5 for 5 hours! We had a 50 minute tour of the centre and we were shown the different stages in the production of ...
... gift bowl belonging to Barack Obama which he had to have commissioned to replace the one that was given to him as a gift but was smashed by his dog. -o the tragedy. Anyway decided to buy a perfume bottle which I hope will travel back safely considering the cost but I appreciate the hand made craftsmanship and how much of a specialised craft it is. Our accommodation was booked in Dublin so had a long drive after a busy day. ...
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