Mulranny Park Hotel
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... L feels as if it was half the day. Me, I was happy, I got noticed at several venues, L now tells people I have a 'press pass’, when asked for my ticket.
The ‘Book of Kells’ is an ancient illustrated religious work from the 6th or 7th century, probably at the Monestary on the island of Iona. All the writing and illustration is done on calf skin and there is something in the region of 180 calf skins used. It is ...
... 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! - ...
... of Brian Boru the King of the people of Munster who in the 10th century AD united all the Irish people and became their King. It was he who in 1014 repelled the Vikings at the Rock of Cashel and who only a short time later again fought the Vikings at Clontarf (now a suburb of Dublin) where it is said he won the battle (age 73) and then was killed by a Viking who was trying to escape. After that all the unity he had worked hard to bring about fell apart. ...
... 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 ...
... The views from some of the higher points are wonderful. From one lookout over cliffs we could see nesting Fulmars, I did read somewhere that these are the smallest of the albatross family but our book says they belong to the Shearwater family. Perhaps albatross do too.
From the small town of Portmagee we crossed onto Valentia Island where we walked out to Bray’s tower on high cliffs overlooking the sea. The tower isn’t much but the view ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center