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"This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning."
We were up early for our last day in Ireland. Dayna wanted to see a place called Glendalough Monastic City. Very early Irish history. It was a long drive (by Irish standards), but just across town by Dakota standards and, of course, it was the opposite direction from our ...
... the bus stop. Thankfully, since I didn't have a plan B, we managed to find it just before it left. The bus was already full, but the driver told us we could come on if we were willing to stand for about 20 minutes. It was a fun ride - I heard French, German, Italian, and I think Chinese, all on the same bus. Where we stopped, there was an empty second bus waiting to take us the rest of the way to our destination. Only about 5 of us moved onto it, so it was ...
... of guillemots, razorbills, fulmars and gulls. Ireland's fifth gannet colony became established on the Stack in the 1980s, and there are now a few hundred pairs breeding there each year. There is a large cormorant colony on the main island, and a few breeding pairs of puffins. Grey Seals are abundant in the sea around the island. The ruins of a Martello tower and an 8th-century church (the Church of the Three Sons of Nessan) are the only signs of previous ...
... our umbrellas and rain. The tour is on Newgrangetours.com. The two places we went were: Hill of Tara and New Grange. Hill of Tara is a collection of graves, tombs and temples built over centuries from the 4th century BC to 1500 AD. New Grange or Bru na Boinne is 1000 years older than Stonehenge and 500 years older than the ...
... br> And before I left on Sunday, we rented bikes and explored Phoenix Park. Originally a deer park, the 1,700 acres are still home to thousands of free-roaming deer (though we didn't see any...). We biked past the US Ambassadorīs residence and strolled around the Walled Kitchen Garden before eating at a cafe next to Ashtown Castle (previously owned by a distant relative of Daniel O'Connell). I'm eager to get back to Phoenix Park to check out the Dublin Zoo, ...