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Travel Blogs from Rathmullan
... a couple of hundred years ago. The English built a wall around the city to keep the Irish out. We walked on that wall today, pretty cool. The Irish stayed very poor. The Irish noticed the Civil Rights in America and decided that they wanted Civil Rights, too. On a Sunday, a bunch of Irish people protested in Derry, mostly in a peaceful way. Then, English started shooting people, many killed by shooting them in the back ...
... forward to it! :)
“Fiddler of Dooney”
When I play on my fiddle in Dooney,
Folk dance like a wave of the sea;
my cousin is priest in Kilvarnet,
my brother in moharabuiee.
I passed my brother and cousin:
they read in their books of prayer;
I read in my book of songs
I bought at the sligo fair.
When we come at the end of time,
to peter sitting ...
... and its murals, and Artillery Street. We saw the biggest cannon of the walls, Roaring Meg. Because there was a marathon staring that morning, there were a lot of drums playing good rhythmic tunes, which I really loved! They were selling DVDs about the history of Derry for a bargain 10 pounds, so I bought one. It might not play in Canada, but a label at the ...
... St Aengus' Church, which was a lovely little church with some very, very unique features. It was a circle within a circle, but in a manner where the position of the smaller inner circle creates a crescent moon shape of the larger outer circle.
Tony took us on a lovely tour of Buncrana, a small village on the opposite side of a riverbank from the remains of the original Buncrana, which was destroyed during the Cromwellian invasion. There ...
... went up to Darren jumping up and down in excitement yelling "Dean McLaughlin!!" We thought they must have known him, but had he name wrong (its pretty close to Darren McLennan!) but then they turned around when Ciaran walked over and did the exact same thing to him! And then to Daz as well!! Crazy girls! But at least they were having a good time! When we had finished our drinks, we decided to head off, and went up onto the city walls and walked around to the cannons with the ...