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... for a day trip early Thursday morning. We took a train northward to Drogheda, the nearest town to Newgrange, a prehistoric passage grave in County Meath. Newgrange is a 5,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site, which makes it older than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids. It's the second-largest in a system of about 40 passage graves in Bru na Boinne, the area between the towns of Slane and Drogheda where the River Boyne bends. The largest tomb ...
... Irish culture.
The other major thing we did on Saturday was go to the Guinness Storehouse, and take the tour. Here we learned everything you would EVER need to know about Guinness...and more. Ingredients, how it was made, how to draw a pint, even the family tree of Arthur Guinness...all included. The coolest part was the Gravity, or Skybar, which was at the top of the storehouse and provided a 360 degree panoramic view of the city.
The second adventure of the day involved football! I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Gaelic Football is a lot like Aussie Rules, so I was in luck! I enjoyed watching the game because I actually knew what was going on... and the fans were intense! The first match today was between Kildare and Derry. Kildare won (and it seemed the crowd was happy with that result!) and the vibe in the stadium was full of energy and ...
... Andrew, Dad and I for a tour through the Dublin Mountains where we visited a grand estate, and some fantastic historical sites. Brendon is a wealth of knowledge on Irish history, politics religion and be were treated to a grand tour through the rolling hills and villages. The weather was warm and extremely humid and was a welcome change from rain and cold winds we have encountered around the Emerald Isle over the last ...
... at a good pace. There was preparation going on for an afternoon May Day march in the street just past our hotel although of course we didn’t see it. The Garda were out in force when we were starting the tour (and I have to say they have a strong presence all the time on foot patrol or in cars throughout the parts of the city we saw) and we saw one of them coming out of a manhole in his wetsuit so things were serious. They were ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking