Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club
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Travel Blogs from Drogheda
We have a great hostess at our new B&B. The first night we were invited to her patio for drinks and conversation with her family. Today we had a another great breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere.
Today was a day to learn more about the history of Ireland. First we headed out to Bru na Boinne, one of of the world's most important archeological landscapes, where ...
... store I wanted to visit so we stopped in there and I got some Toms and threw out my other shoes. Temple Bar is actually a wee area and not just one bar as it sounds like. It was going off! So many people around. We pushed our way into the bar and somehow managed to get seats and drinks. There was a live band playing as well so heaps of atmosphere. Game started and it was the strangest thing I had ever seen...mix of rugby, soccer and basketball. There were very ...
So the plan was to hire a car from Belfast and spend a couple of days driving around parts of Ireland. We thought there was no need to book anything before we got there, we would just go with the flow and see what would happen! First hurdle - during the time we were in Belfast, there was the international Fire and Police games and also a big soccer tournament. This therefore meant a lot ...
... heat wave!
Our first stop was St. Patrick's Cathedral. According to legend, he baptized the first Irish there. The cathedral is majestic and stately, stunning stained glass windows and so much detail in everything. Rich sat in one of the chair pews and looked liked a giant! I lit a candle and said a prayer for my Mom and some friends (you know who you are) that need some special mention! Over 500 people are buried in St. Pat's. There is ...
... for traditional country music. We were not disappointed with that provided by McGann's pub on Saturday night. There was a resident trio, an elderly one-legged vocalist and bass guitar, a tenor banjo, and a guitar player. What a night!!!! Around 10:30 pm, the pub was invaded by a "hen" party with everyone including us joining in the festivities. Again, my newest favorite song, Dirty Old Town, was a favorite. I was drooling about Doolin!
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet