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... just a room. Day of doom wins!
By the time we got back to Newgrange we were just in time for our tour. The Newgrange monument is an underground burial chamber built around 3500BC which is older than the pyramids. It is a chamber covered by a great mound of dirt so they look like lumps in the landscape. Newgrange is the largest but there were many smaller ones in the area. We walked around the area checking out their ancient geometric artwork which was ...
... a-Rede ropebridge, it was a nice walk to the bridge but it cost £5 to walk across the bridge and you bought that before you even saw it, if I had seen it beforehand I may not have even worried. The bridge is about 15m across and 20m from the ocean and leads to a small island offshore where the fisherman used to keep their boats, not worth the price but still did it.
We then had lunch at Bushmills ...
... our tickets. Sorry but there were'nt any spots left for us to visit the site. It seemed that the Olympic team returned to Ireland and they were having the team's reception at the Titanic venue that day. Bummer. So we walked around a bit but realy it was not a nice day for sight-seeing. We walked towards the Victoria Square shopping centre which is pretty interesting and has got a very nice dome area. Took ...
... bread. The farls, which means quarters are made from soda bread, flattened and cut in fourths. This is my favorite and I make it at home. Here definitely fluffier, but also, store bought. Rosanna showed up, she is Lilly's oldest and I get on with her quite well, plus Blaire and I were staying with her. I opened the door to her and lots of exclaims and hugs and met her youngest daughter, Catrina. She's about 10. We visited a short time before she needed to go to her house. ...
We then walked around the town part. There was a gathering of the Friends of Massey Fergusons with their old tractors and a replica hotel bus that was transporting wedding guests. We also saw the actual wedding party in the grounds. The driver of the bus was even wearing the old fashioned goggles that chauffeurs used to wear.
We ran out of time, and energy, to explore the country ...
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