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... as Cheston. The luggage needed to be stood up in the back to fit in and then only 5 of the big bags.
We took the advice of the hire car company and went through the Dublin tunnel to get out of town. Amy tried to hold her breath for the duration (apparently that is something she does) but the tunnel was so long that it took her 4 long breaths (4 kms). By the time we got out the end of the tunnel Jessamy declared that we must be back ...
Evidence shows that The Hill of Slane can be traced back into primordial times, so of course I had to visit it. Probably as old as the Neolithic period. I read that in Christian history that the hill became well known as the site where St. Patrick first lit the paschal fire in direct rebelliousness of the pagan kings at nearby Tara. I visited the hill of Slane ...
... yuks from all in attendance. I direct your attention to the small covered grate the woman is standing in front of. That is the toilet. The tour guide said it may once have been covered with a wooden seat. That recessed alcove the grate is set into is known as the "garderobe," what we might call the latrine or toilet stall. All the waste, No. 1 and No. 2, went down that chute to a collection container on the ground, three stories below. Above the woman's ...
... by myself. Not to worry though, if it wasn't going to work out John offered to bring me home with him for the night.
Anyways, on to the sightseeing for the day. We traveled to Meath, right outside of Dublin, to see the Boyne Valley. Here I got to see Brú na Boinne, which included the Newgrange and Knowth passage tombs. These tombs are older than Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt. Very cool. I also can't get over how gorgeous and green everything is ...
... rode through the massive acres of the farm, from barley fields (that would be turned into Irish beer at some point), cattle grazing, and even more sheep. We crossed over little rivers as the tour guide told us about the history of his family in relation to the farm. Our tour finished back at the barn where we sat in a circle and were handed baby animals that they keep on their farm. I got to hold a little chick, a puppy, and of course a kitten. We moved ...