Ash-Rowan Town House
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... to open so we'll use that to pay when we leave tomorrow. Tonight's stay is free with Hilton points. We used them in Dunblane and will use more in Dublin in a few days.
Dinner tonight was in the Sonoma Restaurant in the hotel. When we approached the podium to ask for a table, there was one man waiting already. The host invited all of us back to show us our tables at the same time. Yes, he ...
... as we approached our first main stop - Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
The rope bridge connects to a small island that was once used by fisherman to catch salmon in the rich waters. From the parking area, we made the scenic hike of about a mile to the bridge. This is a fairly popular attraction and Matthew warned us there could be a line to cross the bridge, so we walked quickly. Matthew had given us vouchers before we got off the bus so we headed ...
... talked to me- it was one way - he talked for at least 15 minutes and I have no idea a word he said - very friendly here, it's just I can't understand them !!!!
Back to the apartment for an hours break and rest before heading back out. It's very busy down by the town hall with all the cycle teams being introduced.
Late evening meal (very late at around 11pm) and I popped into a local Indian for a very nice (if spicy) lamb ...
... is a very famous incident that occurred in extreme Northern Ireland. A group of British soldiers were peacekeeping a Republican demonstration and they ended up shooting and killing 14 unarmed civilians. This was major because it wasn't the individual political/religious groups. It was done by the British military (called the Parachute Regiment.) **(What's scary is that just last month, some Protestant homes erected their British flags for St Patricks Day, and also added the flag ...
... see, the roots of the conflict are entirely political, with religion acting as a convenient label for observers.
In 1921, following a bunch of politics that I'm sure I will become well-acquainted with when I visit the south later this week, Ireland was partitioned, with the South become the Independent Republic of Ireland and the North remaining within the UK. The modern Troubles in Northern Ireland would begin much later, in 1968, and claim the lives of ...
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