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... going to get a little handsy when the lights went out!
Our next stop was Trim or St John’s Castle in Trim. It is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. It was completed in the early thirteenth century. As with many castles, the original was a wooden castle and after the last fire, it was rebuilt in stone. We had nice tour guide that realized that she could joke around with us. At one point, we ...
... be finished the trip and to arrive safely with a long keeled boat.
Very few people would attempt to bring such a boat that far north on the waterways.
- Capetonian is a strong sturdy long keeled boat.
- It was an Epic Trip,well overdue on my part.
- Good company
- Enjoyed the jolly.
... actor in an American movie about Scottish history.
Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to go inside, but this was the best castle we'd seen so far, just because it was quiet and no touristy, and nice and ruiny instead of being all fancy with gardens and all.
Pretty cool. This castle is from like 1179 or so. Check out the ...
Today we went to Clonmacnoise. Like Glendalough, it was an old monastic settlement that ended up attracting a lot of monk followers. Unlike Glendalough, it was raided soooooooooo many times, by vikings, Irishmen, Englishmen... anyone who happened to be in the area. Clonmacnoise used to be a place where the monks were very good at crafts, including gold and silverworking, but mostly drawing and ...
... Lawrence River) that used to all be populated by monks and hermits, who would build churches. Then, turns out, the vikings like to raid churches cuz they figure they have money and treasure. So the vikings would raid, and finally figured out that it was a nice place to live, so they settled in the area.
Apparently, the local famous viking is one by the name of Scabby Head.