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Travel Blogs from Mullingar
Evidence shows that The Hill of Slane can be traced back into primordial times, so of course I had to visit it. Probably as old as the Neolithic period. I read that in Christian history that the hill became well known as the site where St. Patrick first lit the paschal fire in direct rebelliousness of the pagan kings at nearby Tara. I visited the hill of Slane ...
... 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 ...
... of detail as well are the old church building ruins. Due to the time of year it is quite quiet and there were very little visitors there but you still get the feeling of how historic the place is. I was more intrigued by the scenery than the history to tell you the truth but that's just because I am not entirely religious person. But the photos are a site to see. So although a small day if site seeing I had fun and can not wait till the next trip down the beaten ...
... that I captured on film (see pictures). Isn't that cool? What do you think it is? It was cloudy and misty when I went there, so it was the perfect time for taking spooky looking photographs. The scenery looked as it came from a Hitchcock thriller, but it looks very wicked amidst the hazy day, the gray skies, the squawking crows, and the eerie looking trees with contorted branches.
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