Dun A Ri House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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Today we went first to Newgrange (Bru na Boinne in Gaelic). Impressive place. It is about 500 years older than the pyramids in Egypt and 1000 years older than Stonehenge. It is the largest Neolithic passage tomb in Europe. It has been partially reconstructed, but is mostly intact original. Unfortunately, it can only be seen by guided tour. So we took a tour. I will say this: it is NOT someplace ...
... a picture of one yet, but we'll keep trying.
We left Clonmacnoise and headed for Clara bog. The Interpretative center was closed today, but we were able to walk the boardwalk around the bog itself. What a fascinating place. I would like to see it in spring when all the heathers are blooming; I bet it's gorgeous! There were a few things still blooming anyway, and the mosses were ...
... a look anyway. The Sat Nav was still chucking a fit so it was down to my ipad maps, which show all the roads, but without wifi, doesn't necessarily name them. Looking at the maps all I had to do was head south to Rathfeigh, go straight on to Oberstown and south again and turn off just before Dunshaughlin. I don't know what happened to Oberstown but I got to Dunshaughlin without seeing it. I had to get directions to the castle. Once I drove out of town there ...
... the Hill. We could hardly see our bus, it was foggy!
A brief but nice stop at the Bective Abbey ruin let us crawl around on steps that could have been, but weren't, trod on by early English kings visiting and raping Ireland in the 1200s.
Then on to Trim Castle, ironically located in the town of Trim! The castle was a Norman stronghold. The Vikings were being ...
... early Christians. He also told us about the concert series that is held at the castle every year. By the time the pub closed, it was rainy, windy, and very chilly. Despite the fact that she had to close up shop, the pub's other owner offered us a ride home, which is probably the nicest thing that a complete stranger has ever done for me.
Tomorrow, we'll be getting our hands dirty and earning our keep here at the Rock ...