Imperial Hotel Dundalk
Travel Blogs from Dundalk
... King Louis XIV of France. At stake was the British throne, French dominance in Europe and religious power in Ireland. William of Orange won and the Irish Catholics' situation really changed for the worse. This started the English/Irish or Protestant/Catholic tensions. Arrived in Belfast this evening. Some really beautiful architecture but not very impressed with the amount of hoodlums hanging around the streets. Have seen plenty of fortified police cars touring around. ...
... This place was of particular interest to me because the Furphys have been traced back to a John Furphy who fought with William's army at the Battle of the Boyne. So after the short tour I wandered across the fields where the battle took place. Maybe I walked in the footsteps of John Furphy. I'd like to think so. Back on the bus and a 15 minute drive to Drogheda. We had 2 hours free to have lunch and ...
... a very high wire fence in place which separated the factions. Today it is called the peace fence. Joe says our perception of what happened could be blamed on the media, largely because they only showed what happened in the working class areas and not that the rest of the population wasn't overly affected in their daily life. I don't know about this as IRA bombs have a tendency not to discriminate who their victims are. We then had 2 hours to ...
... went to a nearby pub to pay homage to the brew.
We attempted some shopping in Dundalk but Irish goods are few and far between. Shopping is very "americanized" with similar products to what we get at home.
We stopped in Slane for the evening and enjoyed some haute cuisine at the local hotel.
The rain continues to fall with a few dry intervals in between. The vegetation away from the coasts is very lush and reminds us of Vancouver.
... from Belfast or Dublin put paid to that idea. Bucharest then became the starting point and B-O-B have been very good in helping to plan this trip.
On Tuesday 13 May I sent one of the little work trucks into the B-O-B depot in Dublin to collect a shipping crate to bring up to Newry. This saved me from having to ride to Dublin then having to get someone to follow me down to take me ...
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- Free parking