Lakeside Manor Hotel
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Evidence shows that The Hill of Slane can be traced back into primordial times, so of course I had to visit it. Probably as old as the Neolithic period. I read that in Christian history that the hill became well known as the site where St. Patrick first lit the paschal fire in direct rebelliousness of the pagan kings at nearby Tara. I visited the hill of Slane ...
... looks today exactly as it looked when it was built some 850 years ago. A real rarity for interested historians. And without the intercession of Hollywood back-lot construction crews, in that sense, Mel got it right. He may be in the wrong country, but he is in the right place and right time. As with the historians, this is likewise a real rarity for Hollywood script writers.
Without going into the long and, in several centuries, distinguished history ...
Today Flat Stanley went to Newgrange or Bru na Boinne. This is an ancient Neolithic burial site 500 years older than the pyramids of Egypt. Flat Stanley then went to the ruins of Slater Hill Abbey before ending his day at Trim Castle, Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle built around 1200. Unfortunately, Mr. Pete and Stanley tried to fire the cannon in front of the castle and were put in the stockades for punishment ...
Woke to a very miserable morning again so rolled over and back to sleep can not believe how much Tom is sleeping. Had leisurely brekky then headed of for a look around local area and a great walk in the woods near the lake. Continued on to Ballyjamesduff to te Cavan county museum Tom loved it all the reading and history dating back to 900BC. Had a walk around Virginia the headed back to our room Tom had mother sleep while I had a reality check and did some ironing. Quiet ...
... which has a few monuments on it. Our first stop stop was the Burren information center in Kilfenorna to watch a video and look through the museum. Kilfenora is known for its stone crosses and an old ruined church where Avi walked around muttering "a penitent man..." as he has been in every early Christian site we visited (a reference to Indiana Jones' Last Crusade). After ...