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... the posts in the verandah. The roof was thatched and lattice work covered most of the exterior of the house. Inside the rooms all had three windows which filled them with natural light. However no two windows were the same. No symmetry in this house. The furnishings were borrowed from the National history museum, Richard and Emily's furniture has long disappeared. But it was really lovely and I can see why they came here to escape. Great views, right by the river, how's the ...
... Swift who wrote Gulliver's Travels is from Dublin and was dean of St. Patrick's College. He founded St. Patrick's psych hospital. He had mennieres disease which affects balance so people thought he was drunk or crazy. We totally enjoyed the included tour of the Guinness factory with a free pint at the circular glass bar on the top floor. It was a typical factory tour but its what you do in Ireland and it was freshly tapped. Also, ...
... founded monasteries all over the Continent.
This is the period chronicled in Thomas Cahill's "How the Irish Saved Civilization." Clonmacnoise, mentioned prominently in the book, became one of Ireland's most important monastic cities, renowned not only for its scholarship but as a center for artisans producing such medieval masterpieces as the Cross of Cong, a ...
... may have been some sort of temple. All in all, it was a very interesting experience.
We had a quick lunch of soup in the visitor centre cafe and then drove back through Dublin (which Liz did not enjoy as it was her turn to drive) and headed toward County Kerry. We got to Cashel about 5pm – and decided we had driven enough for the day. We wanted to visit the Rock of Cashel but it was closing very soon so we found a B&B to stay for the ...
... in circles for the better part of 2 hours now we pull over for directions.
True to last night they were as awesome, friendly, and amusing as ever.
Only 1 problem. Although not nearly as bad as the greek, they also suck at givin directions.
“go out here, first round about go straight onto…..”
yaaaaaah. First round going straight takes you onto the highway.
Crazy mother F*kers
Soo… taking ...