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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 Clonmacnoise (Cluain Mhic Nóis in Irish, meaning "Meadow of the Sons of Nós", or perhaps, albeit less likely, Cluain Muccu Nóis "Meadow of the Pigs of Nós") is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone. Clonmacnoise was founded in 546 by Ciarán Mac a tSaor, a young man from Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon. Until the 9th century it had close associations with the kings of Connacht. The strategic location ...
I love ancient sites, and I had to visit the Hill of Tara when I went to Ireland. In ancient Irish mythology and spiritual veneration, Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the deities. It was also the entrance to the otherworld. There is not much to look at today, but the beautiful grassy bluffs, a graveyard, and a small church.
However, the high point of my day was the ...
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