Maol Reidh Hotel
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... but we did get to see the bust of, and the plaque for Jonathon Swift who was one time Dean of the Cathedral. He is the fellow who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.
The only other place we spent any time was at Dublin Castle where we did a guided tour. Here we were taken downstairs below the Powder Tower to where the archaeologists have been digging and were shown some of the earliest parts of the castle from the 12th century.
... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...
... start charging an appearance fee:
The history of fortifications of this limestone outcrop goes back to prehistory probably; certainly from the 4th century AD it was very important as the seat of the Kings on Munster, this part of southern Ireland. St Patrick visited here in about 450AD and in 1014 AD the King of Munster repelled an attack by the invading Vikings.
In 1101 the then King of Munster handed the ‘rock’ to the ...
... 8216;corbelling’. It involves laying the stones in such a way that the water runs off them and doesn’t go inside the structure. It is really very clever, and they call these ancient people, primitive:
Also built by this corbelling method is the Gallarus Oratory. The stone work here is beautiful. It is believed to date from the 9th century, though there is some debate, it may be a century or two more modern. In shape it resembles ...
... to stay. It has a lovely harbour area, and a busy wee shopping centre. Having tried one B&B around lunchtime, which was full, the woman there rang around for us and found another with a ground floor room. Mary obviously loves gardening, as she has a small but lovely garden in the front, and a lovely walled garden in the back.
We had been recommended a pub to go to where there was Irish music live. We had ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking