The Glencarn Hotel
Travel Blogs from Castleblaney
We motored for 10.5 hours against the breeze in a lumpy sea. It was an uncomfortable ride and no one ate much for lunch.
Carlingford (the town) is a 15 minute walk from the marina, but I was nursing a sore knee so I stayed in board.
The Mourne Mountains to the North have some great walking, but we are just here for the night.
... in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site...
Arrived in Kilkeel in time for the marching. This is a big deal every year in Northern Ireland. It commemorates the fight between the Protestants and the Catholics. Virtually every town has several lodges that march behind bands. Normally they parade twice, but this year there was an extra one because of ...
... handed. Next stop was Dundalk for the night. This meant we needed to head back the way we came and then past Dublin. Hit Dublin right on rush hour. Managed to get through it, even during a downpour! Three toll roads on our route back up the country. Stayed at a lovely BB in Dundalk. Our host drove us to the local restaurant as we "might be washed away in the rain". Also there is a zero limit for drink-driving! Had a very nice meal and then tried to walk it off on the way ...
... New Stone Age) passage tombs of New Grange, Knowh, and Dowth are located. There are 40 mounds in this area but the two largest mounds that are excavated are Knowth and New Grange. They were built around 3200 B.C. which is 1000 years before the Pyramids in Egypt and 500 years before Stone Henge were built. There is a winter solstice phenomenon in the large mound at New Grange ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center