Travel Blogs from Dundalk
The Republic of Ireland only has two spots designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I suspect the country just hasn't pursued getting its historic monuments designated as such because there must be more that would potentially qualify. One of those is Skellig Michael, a monastic complex on a small island off the west coast in County Kerry. The other is Bru Na Boine, an area of Neolithic era constructions of uncertain purpose in the Boyne Valley in County Meath north of ...
Our journey around Ireland continued today in a southerly direction, starting with a relatively short drive to Belfast. The tangle of major and secondary roads leading in to Belfast had us reaching for various maps to determine exactly where we were and how to get to where we wanted to be. We were keen to visit a section of the "Peace Wall". To quote Wikipedia, "the peace walls are a series of border barriers in Northern Ireland that separate Irish ...
... Also to the gentlemen, and I use the term gentlemen ironically here, selling this god forsaken device, if you shove one more selfie stick in my face when I'm trying to take in a wonder of the world, I will fight you. Maybe just with words, but who l knows, I might just snap and resort to physical blows. I've been pushed to my selfie stick soliciting limit. In closing I am going to give all of you selfie stick users, and I genuinely hope ...
... 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. ...
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