Dun A Ri House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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It seems like we had to wake up really early as it was still dark by the time we had packed our bags, had porridge for breakfast and loaded everything and everyone into Chester for the final time. It wasn't really that early as we were on our way to the ferry terminal by 7:45PM. We weren't quite sure initially where to park the hire car but then saw the green Europcar sign and Dad parked Chester crookedly into parking bay for the final time. ...
... It was probably the entombment mound of Sláine, the Fir Bolg King.
The mound also has fascinating alignments with other prehistoric sites, and in mythology may have an astronomical connection.
I had great fun exploring the ruins; lookout for the carving of a reptilian dragon, see if you can catch a glimpse of the gargoyle staring at you.
... feeding the baby lambs that were in enclosures near by! I was handed a bottle and went up to the nearest lamb to feed it. They were absolutely the cutest thing ever. We explored some more animal enclosures such as horses, rabbits, and calfs, but Kat and I were in love with the lambs. When the coast was clear, her and I constructed a plan to pick one up for a picture. Reaching over the gate was incredibly hard, and picking up a lamb was even harder ...
... the path to the other side, finding an amazing photo spot overlooking the mountains, the castle, and the village behind it. It was such a beautiful, cool day and it made all the difference in enjoying this cute setting. I wouldn't have minded stopping a little longer for lunch so I could really explore the small town, but there was more on the agenda for day ...
... the name "earth spear", for lightning was a spear thrown at the earth. She is then also not only goddess of the sun, but of lightning and storms.
The theme of a goddess who dies in childbirth, giving her name to the land, is also seen in the story of Macha in the Ulster Cycle. In dying and entering the earth, her power then resides in the land.