The Glencarn Hotel
Travel Blogs from Castleblaney
... spring and autumn solstice phenomenon at the large mound at Knowth. They were constructed in a way that lets the sun line up perfectly with the passages inside the mounds at the different solstices to provide light.
We also visited the sight of the Battle of the Boyne (July 1, 1690). It remains the biggest battle ever fought on Irish soil with over 60,000 troops. ...
... dating from the 18th century, it's a sad reminder of humanity's need to mark their territory. The tomb is incredibly impressive. You can feel the age in the cold stones. There is a sense of otherworldliness and I am keenly aware of the passage of time and history that this monument has been witness to. We walk around the tomb and discover more carvings. The tomb exhibits an aura of mystery and I almost feel like we're trespassing on the ancients. As we leave the ...
... and a lovely antique looking restaurant,this kept us entertained for a while,many pounds later we headed to Drogheda where we stayed the night.Not much to report on this town although we had a nice Hotel. Being a Sunday with no footy to watch we decided to go for a walk down town not much doing at all wandered around for about 45 mins then headed back to our hotel where we listened to some live music before calling it a ...
Firstly I have to say how proud of Julie I am. Although she has been suffering from bad headaches and a sore back, she has not once complained during our travels. Drove from Kilkenny towards Dublin with plan to stop at a nice costal town to rest up before going to Belfast. Stopped at Bettystown which is a quaint town. It allowed parking on the beach, was hosting the national sandcastle building competition and had an ...
Yesterday we woke up to bright sunshine at our nice B&B in Killarney. Really enjoyed our 2 night stay. The hosts made us feel very welcome and being typically Irish were keen for long chats. When we left this morning it was like we were all saying goodbye to family. After our approx 30th big breakfast we headed to Ross Castle for a tour and short forest walk. Then we headed off for a 10 hour drive around the ring of Kerry which is a beautiful scenic tourist drive. We added ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center