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Today was the Bellew family day. We visited 5 sites related to Phil's Mom's family history. We first went to Castle Bellew, which is now a Catholic girl's secondary school. We called this morning to make sure it was OK to visit, and they said as long as we didn't want to come inside it was fine. This is the place that the mouth-puller is. (you remember the ugly thing that Phil carved; this is the model). We got there and ...
... was a little disappointed in the birds there. Not too many. Guess it is migration season.
After that we drove on to Drogheda. It will be our base of operations for the next several days.
the weather is supposed to be sunny tomorrow, so we might revise our plans and go to Newgrange and the Battle of the Boyne site while the weather is nice. I guess we'll have to see what tomorrow ...
... avoid this part of town today". (he pointed to downtown) "Why is that", I ask. "Because it's gay pride in Dublin today," he continues to whisper (I'd swear he was putting his hand to his mouth to muffle his voice further). "Well, how about that," I said. "Then that's exactly where I want to go!"
The city was a burst of color. I enjoyed walking to where the parade was starting and then followed the ...
... the wrong way... no surprise there. Seems to happen to us a lot.
We continued on and followed the path some more. As we were walking we noticed that the book seemed to be taking us on a backwards route. All of the walking posts had arrows pointing the other way.... interesting.
We came up to a light house, which was mentioned in the book. Saw some cliffs, that the book also mentioned and determined that we had missed 8 km of ...
... the processes that take place to make an Irish whiskey. At the end we received our sample straight which we both think would be much better mixed as we only got to taste their cheapest whiskey which is 5 years old. We then headed back to the hostel to cook some dinner as we were both starving after a massive day of walking and being tourists! We decided to get a tram to rainforest adventure mini golf as it was included in our Dublin pass, was great to do ...