Tra Na Rosann Hostel

Downings, Downings, County Donegal, Ireland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Downings

You're full of Blarney

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Aug 06, 2014

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... to pucker up. Now it’s best not to think too hard about the fact that there is a constant line to wait to kiss the same spot as hundreds of your best and closest strangers and instead to remember that you are joining the likes of Winston Churchill, Milton Hershey and other famous visitors to the castle. After having our picture taken and now feeling very eloquent indeed we wound our way back to the exit and enjoyed the beautiful castle ...

Come Again Another Day

A travel blog entry by efrohoff on Aug 03, 2014

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... as influential figures that inspired the movement, like Martin Luther King Jr. At the center of the area is a grassy knoll at the end of which is a large white wall, painted with "Now Entering Free Derry" a common slogan of the struggle between the Unionist and Nationalist side. A recent, very recent addition are four boys, holding hands beside "End Genocide in Gaza" and a missile with Israel on its belly, likely meant to highlight the four kidnapped Israeli boys that ...

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

A travel blog entry by efrohoff on Aug 02, 2014

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... the heavier the mist becomes. It sits so low that you can barely see in front of you. The mist rises as the wind speed increases. Mist blows across the road like waves in the ocean. We bypass Giants Causeway temporarily to go to Old Bushmills Distillery first. As in Scotland, no children under 8 are allowed on the tour. Fortunately, they do allow tastings without a tour. Chris and I share a tasting and Joon goes solo, Sharon is not a whiskey girl. The whiskey ...

Galway to Derry / Londonderry

A travel blog entry by ecirpnek on Jul 29, 2014

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... a huge library and paintings of all the O'Conors down through the years. I couldn't take photos inside unfortunately, but there is a website ''. We continued through the town of Boyle, past Boyle Abbey, where we entered a freeway for the drive to Sligo where we stopped for lunch. We also stopped to view the poet W.B.Yeats' grave ...

Free Derry - The Walled City

A travel blog entry by kyajade on Jun 14, 2013

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Today we got up and headed back over the border into the republic. The border follows the river boyne, but at Derry it jumps out and goes around the town, so the town is considered Northern Ireland. We stopped at a supermarket to pick up some lunch for the day, then headed into Donegal and to Glenvaugh National Park. When we got to the visitor centre we got on another bus which took us in to Glenvaugh Castle. We got a tour of the castle ...


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