Scholars Townhouse Hotel
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... around looking for the thing when a lady came up and asked us who we were, etc. (Actually I was reassured by this). She directed one of the students to let us into the castle proper. I stood outside waiting for PD and Weezy to come right back out. One of the Sisters saw me and asked me if anyone was guiding us around. I told her no. She went inside and volunteered to give us a guided tour! This lovely lady's name was ...
... a little creepy to me. But cats were on the payroll back in the day to keep the mice and other vermin out of the grain. They were paid with cream. My favorite exhibit was maturation which showed casks in various stages of the aging process. They also discuss how the different type casks give a different taste to the whiskey. I am amazed but how much is lost during this process. After the tour, it is tasting time. I had read that a select ...
... added in 1765. The estate survived such losses as the Battle of the Boyne, when fourteen members of the owner's family sat down to breakfast in the Great Hall, and all were dead by evening. And the Penal Laws, even though the family remained Roman Catholic until 1774. Malahide Castle was eventually inherited by the 7th Baron Talbot and on his death in 1973, passed to his sister, Rose. In 1975, Rose sold the ...
We have a great hostess at our new B&B. The first night we were invited to her patio for drinks and conversation with her family. Today we had a another great breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere.
Today was a day to learn more about the history of Ireland. First we headed out to Bru na Boinne, one of of the world's most important archeological landscapes, where ...
... tour. That means we didn't know where we were going, except I wanted to see the Shankhill Road and the Falls Road, infamous from The Troubles.
We made our way along the Falls Road and saw some of the so called Peace Lines, the big fences they can lock to contain violence. We didn't find the Shankhill Road, but saw some of the famous graffiti. I didn't like to take photos as it seemed in bad taste, but apparently it is a big tourist drawcard. The whole ...