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... in serious Gaeltacht territory now, so more and more of the signs were in Irish with no English translation. We arrived at our B&B, Greenmount House, just as it started to rain again. Greenmount House is a very nice and roomy B&B just up the hill from the center of Dingle Town. Our host, Gary Curran, showed us to our room. It is spacious and pretty and has big windows and a patio that face west over fields to the harbor and the mountains beyond. He told ...
... to England. But in 1845 there were no regulations prohibiting merchants gouging the poor. Consequently the poor people in Ireland could not afford to pay what the English importers could pay. Potatoes were the only crop the poor Irish farmers could afford to grow.
Without crop rotation, plus the fungus, potatoes rotted in the ground. Facing starvation and forceful eviction from ...
... into the ocean. But we couldn't stop there forever.
On we went to the cliff in the distance. The lovely hike took us past a rocky beach, some stunning cliffs, eventually landing us on the cliff we saught. Breathtaking, but windy, we wandered around for awhile. Needing to escape the wind if we wanted to enjoy ourselves, we ventured just a little bit further, into the unknown. It was then that we stumbled upon our spot. As if nature had carved our a small ...
Phoenix Park is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city center, north of the River Liffey. Its perimeter wall encloses 1,750 acres, one of the largest walled city parks in Europe.
... at the top that could be closed with a single small flagstone or capstone. No mortar was used in building, which is called corbelling.
The hillside at one time had over 400 of these drystone, corbelled huts surviving, prompting one antiquarian in the 19th century to refer to the area as the "City of Fahan". Dating the huts is difficult because the skill of corbelling has been used in Newgrange (3100 B.C.) and as recently as the ...