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Travel Blogs from Mullingar
... daughter Jane was born to Mary Rochfort and the haughty Lord Belvedere was disappointed. His absence from home increased, and the young wife found herself isolated by his coldness and neglect. In due course a son was born and Lord Belvedere celebrated the birth of the Heir in magnificent fashion.
This renewed affection for his wife was short-lived and soon the Earl was back in his old haunts of Dublin and London. Rural or ...
... seeing a soul. The scenery was spectacular and the area is on our list for another visit sometime as there is so much to explore.
Time was pressing though and we were due back in the north by Saturday, so next day we upped camp and drove on to Mullingar on Lough Ennill, bang in the centre of Ireland for an overnight stop. Here ...
... direction we want to go and it seems to be working thus far - even in the round-a-bouts.
Drivers in Ireland are pretty good with cycles too, but don’t give as wide a berth (yet they’re not traveling nearly as fast as those in England). Seeing other cyclists wearing bright yellow vests does not do a lot to boost our confidence, but so far it's been good. Looking forward to conquering many more roads to come!
... early centuries still exist, but they have records of the later years and so they've focused on those. When the Butlers left in the 1930's (because of changes in Irish politics, loss of the wine tax that had been paid to them, the depression etc.,) they had an estate sale and sold much of the stuff in the house, but some was left - e.g., portraits, a marble table, and so on - and that remains while other period furniture and such has been added. The fireplaces date back ...
... as much of the journey as we could.
We went down to the Kildare Heritage center to find a woman who the sister told us could unlock Brigid's Cathedral. The woman who was at the counter said it was late and that no one was available to open the Cathedral for us. So we just accepted that and looked around their little giftshop. I purchased some stuff, including an Irish penny whistle.
We went off to ...
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