Scholars Townhouse Hotel
Travel Blogs from Drogheda
... gaming centre attached to a cafe. After contributing several Euros to the gaming establishment we drove on a few miles to Drogheda. Being Sunday, parking was free so we had a lovely meal at Bru Bar which was excellent value. The waiter suggested we stay at the D Hotel so using wifi we booked a room. Possibly the best hotel room to date, spacious with great views and a fridge. We had an early night as a trip to Belfast was ...
... sure we remember a whole lot from the tour of Dublin - plus the tour guide at that point was slightly annoying, so we might have been tuning her out. :-) No worries! We have a day on our own in Dublin at the end of the trip, so I'm sure we'll revisit some sites then.
I'm not going to post many pictures to this blog (it's too difficult from my tablet) but we'll upload them to Facebook when we can.
Ronda & Sherry
... striking feature of the ship was how SMALL it is - and it apparently could transport 200 people. No wonder many died on the way - hence the term "coffin ships". My ancestors emigrated to Australia to escape the famine, and I was pleased that the Valuations Office was able to provide me with copies of the 1850 maps of the area where they worked as tenant farmers in Co. Galway.
I had dinner at Patrick Guilbaud's restaurant ...
... and increasing specific taxes (not income). Then you realize the entire population of Ireland (inc North) is about 6m-6.5m. Off to the bus--went out of town a ways to Boyne Valley where there's this cool area where they've found burial grounds from 3000BC! ie 5000 years old. They built an inverted 'beehive'...put some important people in there and lined everything up w the Winter Solstice. Very cool. Back in town, we ...
... around this place Judy came across an elderly gentleman called Tommie who was wandering around the perimeter of the cemetery. Initially, he seemed to know about Dromgoolestown, but was unsure about its location. He invited us back to his house (across the road from the cemetery). We said that we didn't want to impose, but he was adamant and didn't have anything to do. As he shuffled down the driveway, we met his daughter, Emma, who was looking after her father while her ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking