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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 ...
... Wiki says they had the largest set of antlers on any deer. Body size was similar to a moose.
We had lunch with the Bellews and then came on back to the B&B. I guess they spent about 5 hours with us. Weezy is just over the moon!
We're still debating on what to do tomorrow on our last full day. We/re leaning toward driving down the coast.
... finally found the mouth-puller also. It was a lovely surprise to get to see so much. Not many folks get to go in, much less get coffee and biscuits in the teacher's lounge and meet the
We went on down the road to Bellew's Bridge. One of Weezy's ancestors built this bridge, which is still in use. Next up was Castle Roche. PD's folks lived here for about 200 years. It has an interesting story to go with it. When it ...
... Portrush, famous for its spectacular Royal Portrush Golf Course.
Along the route there are spectacular views to the Mull of Kintyre, Rathlin Island, Islay and Jura.
Various magazines have rated the Antrim Coast Road as one of the worlds best scenic drives and should not be missed on a visit to Ireland.
... which was good timing.
We continued down the street, stopping every now and then to look in some shops. It had been raining lightly most of the walk but it started to get heavier and we had seen most of what there was to see in the town, so we headed back to the car. On the way we passed some old cottages and a medieval church. The town of Carlingford is still very much a medieval town and ...
Other places to stay in Dundalk
Green Park, Inner Relief Road, Dundalk | 4 star hotelfrom $98
Dundalk | 3 star hotelfrom $92
Dublin Road, Dundalk | Hotelfrom $59
Carlingford Road (R173), Dundalk | 3 star hotelfrom $168
Park Street, Dundalk | 2 star hotelfrom $91