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In the morning we looked around Downpatrick. There's not a lot to see in this small town, but St. Patrick's grave was intriguing. The church was large and beautiful. The grave site was a large, round rock with the engraving Patrick in Gaelic and a small plaque beside it explaining it was St. Patrick's grave site. It was simple, yet impressive. …
... a mixture of cheap wine and caffeine, certainly did the trick when you were looking for a good buzz.) A big South African rugby player called Leo stood in the kitchen stirring a large pot and insisted on dishing us up some of his homemade Thai curry after our long journey. And oh my goodness was it ever good! Another guy called Rich who worked at the hostel told us to go freshen up an join them for a night on the town. So, we did as we were told. Way to make us feel ...
... with incredible geological formations. On the way we stopped at Carrick-a-Rede, a rope bridge over which you can walk to a little island. After we parked and were walking up to the ticket office, Tom parkoured into a patch of nettles, with disastrous results! We are not used to nettles in Australia, and Tom was in agony with little blisters all over his bare legs, but locals reassured him the pain would ...
... after the slight altercation between the woman and Mr Tour Guide at the War Museum (and her why are we here? They are only murderers! Comments) he felt she may have decided to upset the applecart somewhat by returning late.
We left the family in Belfast as we drove back to Dublin via the airport for my drop off. Never before had Mr Tour guide have to leave anyone behind and sure enough there was a phone call from the Tour Company head office one hour into ...
Yesterday I met with the Minister of Education, a Sinn Fein member who may be the next leader of the party. It is very unusual that a person of this profile would spend 15 minutes alone- fully open to Sarah and me. Basil is trying to give us "the other side of the spectrum" so he has arranged for us to get time with a number of Nationalists. Today Sarah and I also met with a Sinn Fein MLA for about a half hour- it was just Sarah and me alone with ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsSwan Lodge Country House Downpatrick
We had a nice, comfortable room. Breakfast was delicious and the view from the dining room was beautiful.
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