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... out and breakfast was at 7:15 this morning with a very nice sunrise. We were on the bus at 8:15. Our first stop of the day was at Knock to visit the Knock Shrine. The story of Knock began in 1879 when fifteen people witnessed an apparition at the gable wall of the parish church. The witnesses described a heavenly vision of Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, an altar cross and lamb surrounded by angels. Today the complex consists of beautiful gardens with large cross, ...
Today's travels were quite simple -- head back from the west coast along the major motor way M6 to Dublin. This is the last full day in Ireland for Dick,Karla and Jon, so our plan was to see what time we got to town and hit up the few remaining tourists sites, primarily the Guinness Storehouse and Museum, the most popular tour destination in Dublin.
Before we get into the day, I wanted to share how fortunate we have been with the weather. In speaking with the locals ...
... enjoy a normal lunch to kill some time. Of course the concept of a restaurant does not seem to exist in Paris airports. Had to resort to simple sandwiches again...grrr. Uncle Philp was at the Dublin airport to meet us as was the Irish wind and rain. Customs went very smoothly as he saw our names Sullivan and Flaherty. He asked where we were staying - after hearing Baldoyle he threw up his arms and said you are pretty much ...
... of other people. Along the way I got talking to an older lady from Canada, and a guy from the US. We chatted a little bit and enjoyed the walk together. It was a pretty good free walk. Not as good as the one in Australia but still really informative. Our guide was named Rory and he really seemed to love history and politics. He stated the facts even if they were touchy subjects. Along the way, Rosemary and Alex and I picked up Kieri from Washington and Vanessa from Melbourne. ...
... rather build the road detouring around the tree because
bad things happen if you mess with the fay. They aren't little people with
wings as we think of them. They look just like humans but a long time ago,
humans and fairies didn't get along and after a big war, the fairies lost
against the Celts and were banished to their own underworld. But every once in
a while, if you're really connected to yourself and the earth, and you aren't
looking for fairies, they might ...