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Travel Blogs from Dundalk
Breakfast of muesli and then smoked salmon and cheese. We certainly aren't in Kansas (well home) anymore. Last night we had delightful confit of duck presented as rillets, some really good pork and pistachio terrine and some really, really good prosciutto. So the food scene here is pretty strong. We were joined by a couple from the States who were good company for us. They were actually staying at the ...
... Saint John in Dublin. Next stop involved Trim Castle, where we spent close to two hours just photographing and exploring the grounds. This castle's keep was at least 70 metres high, and was still in excellent condition. Unfortunately, the last tour had left for the day, so we were unable to look inside. The Hill of Tara was next up. The monument stands over a ...
... we headed north to County Fermanagh, to check the scenery, but to also see if we could find any connection with the O'Connors and McCabes (Pete's great great grandparents) some of whom at least had come from Boa Island (one of 365 islands in Lough Erne) in Fermanagh. We checked into our B & B and with a break in the weddar (the sun came out for a little while) we headed to the Caldagh cemetery on Boa Island which ...
... donned my new coat and the hat that I bought in Edinburgh. We had parked near the Carlingford Tourist Centre so we went in and picked up a map of the town. Then we crossed the road and headed along the water’s edge, towards King John’s Castle. The castle was built in the thirteenth century and is just a ruin now, but it still looks impressive, towering over the town from the hill it sits on. ...
... 7:30pm. It’s now almost 8.00pm and we are just about to brush Emma’s teeth and put her to bed. I think Matt and I are going to watch a movie after she goes to bed. We bought a package for €8 (just over $10 roughly) that gives us unlimited access to movies and internet for 24 hours.
Tomorrow we’re driving to a small town called Carlingford and spending the day looking around there which should be ...
Other places to stay in Dundalk
Green Park, Inner Relief Road, Dundalk | 4 star hotelfrom $98
Carrickcarnon, 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