Travel Blogs from Mullingar
... by myself. Not to worry though, if it wasn't going to work out John offered to bring me home with him for the night.
Anyways, on to the sightseeing for the day. We traveled to Meath, right outside of Dublin, to see the Boyne Valley. Here I got to see Brú na Boinne, which included the Newgrange and Knowth passage tombs. These tombs are older than Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt. Very cool. I also can't get over how gorgeous and green everything is ...
When Henry Hoener De Mamiel, married Caroline Swifte, they moved from Brussels to take up residence in Lionsden. At some time between the birth of their eldest child, Stanislas Hoener De Mamiel and their second child, Oswald Napoleon, Captain Henry Hoener De Mamiel retired from the French army. The family moved to Ireland where they settled at Lionsden. The house had been built by the Swift family in 1788 ...
Went to a former monastery this morning... It had the most beautiful Celtic crosses in the cemetery and the former cathedrals & other buildings were so cool to see... They had pieces from as far back as the 8th century. Amazing.
We went to Athlone Castle in the afternoon. It was used as a fort during war time.
After the castle we went to the oldest bar in Ireland, Sean's Bar... Tried to get mom to drink and Irish Coffee, 1 sip ...
... Ireland. The castle had been partially restored: a few pieces of furniture, tapestries, a beautiful vaulted ceiling of wood and had the original stone carved fireplace. After the castle we visited some nearby shops. We also saw guards in camo clothing with rifles standing around the center square...hmmmmm. Carolyn talked to the postman who said they were guarding the ...
On Wednesday it was time to move on again, this time back north to Galway. On the way we stopped at the pretty little village of Ballyvaughan, on the south shore of Galway Bay, with its lovely old castle and an even lovelier coffee shop with home made cakes. Unusually for a village there was a good car park with space enough for a caravan.
Galway is a rather spread out town and our route took ...
Other places to stay in Mullingar
Austin Friar Street, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $108
Belvedere, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $120
Dublin Road, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $161
Pearse Street, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $107
Main Street, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $98