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... traditional castles obsolete. These low but thicker walls were better deflectors of cannon balls than previous tall, thin castle and tower walls. The star shape enabled those inside the fort to shoot at would-be intruders scaling the walls in the front and the back. These grand design efforts ultimately failed during the one and only battle here; 10,000 attacking troops outside forced ...
... t seen the sun:- a) since April; b) for months c) for years or d) since my childhood. Followed by assurances of "You think we're joking, but we're not!". Visited the Skibbereen Heritage Centre for the Famine exhibit - very well done and informative. Found a few adult Crowleys (John and Patrick), in a list of deaths from the local workhouse. Dad's great-grandmother Ellen was born in the second year of the famine (1848), which goes to ...
... to sneak their way back into my mind. Once I realized this was happening I knew it was time to go before they grew any bigger. The Sunday before we left we had a big family dinner and bid farewell again to our loved ones. Then blocking all the insecurities from my mind packed my bags and headed on the road again, happy in the knowledge we would be coming home in 4 months time to see our families and friends again, and receiving the same welcome back next time, well fingers ...
... Star Line ticketing office, which compliments the tour in Belfast as it takes you through the personal stories of the 123 Queenstown passengers, including the local legend John Coffey who disguised himself in the mail bags and left ship before depature because he had a bad feeling about the voyage. You get a ticket to board and then make your way through the tenders to the ship, the departure, the different rooms on board, and finally into the lifeboats where interactive ...
... br> We were not complaining as it was a change from the rain.
Its hard to complain when you can go swimming every day and I found 710 steps to climb every morning so that kept me going.
I spotted an advertised in Crewseekers looking for crew from Kinsale to Carrick on Shannon and I just replied on spec.
I wasn't over enthusiastic about it as the days and night were cold here and the weather in ...
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