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... Lots of neat stone work here. Unfortunately, the guest center is closed on Sundays, so we only got to walk the grounds. Phil had really been looking fore ward to learning about their masonry techniques, but no such luck.
Last we went to Monasterboice Church and cemetery. It has the 2 biggest Celtic high crosses in Ireland. And they are really big! Historians believe they were used ...
Today we left the River Shannon valley and the Midlands for Drogheda in the east.
Our first stop was Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 544 AD. Most of the building are of course ruins and there is a large graveyard surrounding them. There are a number of high crosses there. Today it was extremely foggy this morning. All our pictures have a surreal quality about them. The ...
... that means but they do a good lunch. After lunch it was time to make my way to Waterford. By now it was about three and I still had a two hour drive ahead of me. So I get in the car, tentatively pick up the stupid Sat Nav, and plugged in the address for my host in Waterford. Wouldn't ya know the damn thing decided to work. For the first time today. I was relieved, but I really don't like the stupid thing. I guess now I can't call the car hire company and have a big ...
... of waiting until today when we had our rental car, we decided to take a day tour (and if read our Vietnam blog, you know how we love bus tours!) to see the archeological sites to the north of Dublin.
The bus tour turned out to be quite nice, actually. First, there were only 15 cattle in the bus, including five "ancients" who were quickly left in the dust by our ...
... So much history, so many details. I can't find the words to say how wonderful the three hours were spent in Uisneach.
For anybody who loves Ireland and it's rich history this is a must.
Go raibh céad míle maith agat!!
From Uisneach we headed for the Hill of Tara and this time we stayed dry. We were able to wander around and touch the Lia Fáil, ...