The Drinagh Court Hotel
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... base. While we were here, the rain began to fall in a more consistent manner. It has continued (with occasional periods of respite) until late into the evening. We headed off to Glendalough where the remains of an early Christian settlement lay decaying in a large cemetery. A tall bell tower and adjacent church remain intact while the remaining buildings are in various states of disrepair. The local pub offered shelter from the persistent rain while we grabbed a bite to eat and a cup ...
... was the memorial gardens, dedicated to all those lost at sea. The list of local people drowned was long and sobering. Most sad was the Pomona which went down in 1859 with the loss of 387 people on their way to the new world.
In the evening Pat and Olivia came aboard and we swapped stories from our travels around the world.
... It’s estimated that the larger ones took between 8 and 30 years to build. Another thing about these tombs are the stone carvings, something that we didn’t see in those tombs in the west of the country at Carrowkeel, Carrowmore and other places where the tombs are older than here.
At Knowth there are 17 tombs, the one large one and 16 quite small ones, it took archaeologists 40 years to excavate the complete site and there are many more ...
... the modern locks and the rooms are anything but a typical hotel room! The room we had contained two twin beds side by side, a double bed and another twin bed in a little alcove right behind the door into the room. The size of the room itself is considered huge by most European standards, which is nice when you’ve got three women in a room! Tonight was an early night as tomorrow starts at the crack of dawn and we’re off to Wales.
... the most part our time here at Waterford has been spent going to the different pubs in the area. We did enjoy a lovely dinner where I believe all of us licked our plates dry. It seems like a ghost town here compared to that of Dublin because everything seems to close at 5pm. We were all discussing how perfect an idea this is because it just shows how much Irish people and their culture value family. Tomorrow ...