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... New Stone Age) passage tombs of New Grange, Knowh, and Dowth are located. There are 40 mounds in this area but the two largest mounds that are excavated are Knowth and New Grange. They were built around 3200 B.C. which is 1000 years before the Pyramids in Egypt and 500 years before Stone Henge were built. There is a winter solstice phenomenon in the large mound at New Grange ...
... some modern and some dating back to the 17th century. The stones are heavily weathers some are sinking into the Irish clay while others are cracked and broken laying motionless on the damp grass. After lunch we drove the short but scenic drive to the Hill of Tara. This is what I've been waiting for!! The political and religious center of Ancient Ireland, where all the High Kings ruled and were crowned. In ancient days, all roads literally met at ...
... and a lovely antique looking restaurant,this kept us entertained for a while,many pounds later we headed to Drogheda where we stayed the night.Not much to report on this town although we had a nice Hotel. Being a Sunday with no footy to watch we decided to go for a walk down town not much doing at all wandered around for about 45 mins then headed back to our hotel where we listened to some live music before calling it a ...
Firstly I have to say how proud of Julie I am. Although she has been suffering from bad headaches and a sore back, she has not once complained during our travels. Drove from Kilkenny towards Dublin with plan to stop at a nice costal town to rest up before going to Belfast. Stopped at Bettystown which is a quaint town. It allowed parking on the beach, was hosting the national sandcastle building competition and had an ...
... at midday.
I got to the top, met a lovely gentleman who I got talking to and took in the most beautiful views!!
Ireland has completely lived up to what I wanted it to be!
I ran out of water then (maybe I just drink a lot?) and began my decent down next to the river.
I filled up my drink bottle twice from water that in town cost 3.50 a bottle!!!
I kept seeing all these little hidden spots I want to come back to with friends 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