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Travel Blogs from Dundalk
... that just melt away in the heat, like fuchsias and tuberous rooted begonias, just go crazy here. They told us it rarely even freezes, but it doesn't get really hot either. And of course there LOTS of rain.
I have to mention they had a large skull of an Irish elk hanging in the entryway. It was found in a nearby bog. These were alive in the late ...
... and she was 78 years old. She has a Master's in Biochemistry from Loyola in the US! She took PD and his Mom up into the tower and showed them hidden passageways and then up onto the roof. I didn't go to the roof; the ladder didn't look like it was rated to hold my weight! While they were on the roof I talked with some of the students. They were doing a play in which one had to do a Texas accent. I helped her out with ...
... solstice sun coming into the chamber it was cool. How they lined everything up is amazing. The rock carvings were nifty too. All spirals and abstract geometric designs that no one knows the meaning behind. We've bought several books on these things, so we'll be ready to tell everyone about them when we get home.
We then went to Mellifont Abbey. It was another monastery that ...
... a picture of one yet, but we'll keep trying.
We left Clonmacnoise and headed for Clara bog. The Interpretative center was closed today, but we were able to walk the boardwalk around the bog itself. What a fascinating place. I would like to see it in spring when all the heathers are blooming; I bet it's gorgeous! There were a few things still blooming anyway, and the mosses were ...
... 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.
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