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... of a 12th century church are a set of eight carved stones from the ninth century - just sitting there in a deserted field, no glass case, no viewing fees, no visitors...apart from us...!
So on one of the busiest weeks in the holiday season on Ireland we have managed to escape the crowds to mess around on boats, have "brilliant" historic experiences and tramped the paths on the shores of Lough Erne. We will remember Ireland...To be sure...to be ...
... climbing while the history nerd reads the self guided walk information to Chris. The abbey also has a rare example of a rood, an archway that would've separated the congregation with the monks. The abbey is fairly complete, similar to Muckross Abbey. On the road again we drive through farmsteads and rolling green hills. There are more trees and you can definitely see more evidence of human habitation as opposed to County Donegal. At the town of Knock, we pause for lunch and to ...
Headed to the North-West and the Belleek Pottery factory. This was originally founded by John Caldwell-Bloomfield. He married into the Caldwell family. Went on the tour through the factory. Bought a small piece to bring home in the luggage. Could have spent a lot of money! Next stop was Castle Caldwell. This was in ruins and very overgrown. Travelled the scenic route beside Lower Lough Erne and then headed to Kilkeel where we are staying the night with ...
So this morning I flopped out my my tent.
I spent another hour sleeping with my feet in the tent and my upper body across the grass.
If anyone looked it would have looked like I'd passed out. But it was so hot!
I packed up my tent and went on my merry way, via hitchhiking the 5 minute drive into town to a cafe.
I was off to Dublin today, but silly little Lisa hadn't learnt her lesson.
The whole, don't put ticket as ...
I was up early today because it was too warm to stay in my tent.
And back out on the waves I went again.
This time with no booties.
And boy was I actually going ok then! Clearly I wasn't made to use booties.
It was quite nice out there actually. But soooo mannnyyyy peopleeeees.
As in you either learnt to turn asap or knocked someones head ...