Travel Blogs from Cookstown
... a walled center city. Derry has an interesting history, founded in 546 by St. Colm Cille, by the 12th century the settlement was a monastic beacon and an English royal stronghold. This city has always had some version of 'derry' in its many (over 50) names. It wasn't until 1613 when London was added to acknowledge the support of the City of London companies. The walls around this city were built from 1614 to 1618 and St. Columb's Cathedral was built between 1628 and 1633. The ...
... time. Later in the evening we followed Alwyn to where we are staying and that is with Jean Calderwood (Alwyns girlfriend of many many years) and since the world is only a small place we find out she is Diane Youngs cousin (Jim Young was the Minister at Cromwell many years ago and now a missionary in Malawi, Amy you will remember them). I was so tired by the time i arrived at her place I just feel into bed. Sunday ...
... Republic of Ireland) the currency is Euro's and metric units of measurements). The scenery again is pretty Irish stone cottages in whitewash or semi detached rows of houses or rural scenes with sheep (crossbreds usually ewes with twin lambs paint dabbed with the same colour as mum or cattle herefords and mixed breeds. Fuel is around $1.37.9pl with fuel dearer then diesel but only 2cpl difference.We arrived at Clare Forest Cottage and were greeted by our host Jean ...
... today. Leon went out for a smoke and started chatting to them. I followed to find out what it was all about.
They explained it was Black Saturday which is a major parade held each year on the last Saturday in August at several locations throughout Northern Ireland. It is run by The Royal Black Institution who have adopted a more conciliatory attitude to contentious parades than the
Orange Order, and is less overtly political, though ...
... and his parents, sister-in-law and niece all came over, were staying at Carole's and Ulf's and don't speak any English. Carole and Ulf have been together for 8 years and have two children, Ella 2 1/2 and Joe 9 months. They also have three teenaged foster kids. The house is hectic even in quiet times.
I did what I could to pitch in and keep Carole calm and Saturday morning we had the children ready and Deb and I (who were in charge of ...
Other places to stay in Cookstown
52 Drum Road, Cookstown | 2 star hotelfrom $191
40B Tullylagan Road, Cookstown | Hotelfrom $164
57 Drum Road, Cookstown | Hotelfrom $174
64-72 Coagh Street, Cookstown | Hotelfrom $132
36 Tullyboy Road, Cookstown | Hotelfrom $65