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... of the surrounds are in a natural state hence not suitable for strolling through. Ruth tried to say hello to a mare and her foal but they were not interested. Tom, as usual, took lots of photos.
We then drove into Roscrae and visited its castle (ruins) Damar House, the Round Tower and the Black Mills; all in under 2 hours which was how long we could park in the street.
We were most impressed with the presentation and ...
... so some of the main participants in these events had little coverage.
After a light lunch we drove around as it had decided to seriously rain. No more gentle downy rain, it came down in buckets. We drove to a place called Golden, which is a bit further south then returned late afternoon to the B&B. Once again Tom spent the rest of the day on the laptop while Ruth finished reading a book about Edward ...
... 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 ...
... bus out to our Dublin plane, there were a few other young Irish people on board who were also English teachers in Minsk, Georgia. It occurred to me that a lot of young Irish graduates are now making their livings in far flung places teaching english; the economy in Ireland hasn't enabled them to find work relevant to their degrees. Maybe I was lucky to have graduated in 2001 rather than 2011. We landed ...
... pub that had just a few other locals in it. It was a load of craic there. The locals were so friendly and funny and when they found out one of us was celebrating a birthday, they bought us a round of shots. I have absolutely no clue what they put in those shots, but they were really good. One thing that was cool about this pub is that one of the first songs I heard there was ...
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