Dun A Ri House Hotel
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... I wanted was to get back to my room. Normally I would laugh at myself in these sort of situations, and I don't get embarrassed, but my foot hurt so badly I couldn't help but tear up as I limped the rest of the way. I let my foot rest for the remainder of the day and it felt better by Wednesday, but then I decided to walk 40 minutes to the nearest shopping center, and so Thursday I woke up worse. It is ...
Today we cancelled our flights scheduled for the 30th September to Bangkok. :-(
Poor Aisling is in hospital in Donegal. She has been ill since she came home from Seattle so on Saturday she went into hospital. Awaiting tests at the minute so we are rescheduling the trip. ...
We did the impossible Thursday night. We actually found a house that matched nearly all our requirements. It is in an area called Blackrock, a very nice area of Dublin. Our first requirement was a place that allowed pets. In Dublin, landlords are very strict with pets. Most places do not allow it and what is really strange is that they are mostly worried about CATS. The woman that we are renting our house from told us she didn't know much about cats but heard that ...
... built in that long-ago.
True, you cannot get inside it. This may put you off. Go then to Newgrange and see the most photographed of the artistic mesolithic rocks. You will find ancient Ireland there and you will leave happy.
But if it is that other path you see, if you are looking for the deeper mystery, go to Knowth and see if you don't find it there. Let it move your soul.
Touch the spiral.
Trim castle is actually Anglo-Norman, to get technical, and was built in 1173. Not that much appears to have changed. Bits and pieces were added after, but unlike many castles, it was not redesigned or maintained. It's a proper old ruin. I spent far too long wandering around it, and the lovely little town, just taking it all in. It meant that I didn't get into Belfast until well after I'd intended, but the delay was well worth it.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking