Park Hotel

Virginia Park , Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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What a Long, Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by alreadypacked on Jul 27, 2014

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... with just enough information at each stop to keep it interesting and keep the tour moving.

The stones were wet and slick as we tried to climb up stairs and walk over cobblestones. It was not very easy to get around, but the castle is one of the more interesting ones we have seen. We had heard a story about the kitchen of Dunluce Castle falling into the sea taking several cooks with it and causing the lady of the house to become ...

Tara -

A travel blog entry by tjm-shreve on Jul 26, 2014

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... in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site...

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A B&B Day (Burials and Battles)

A travel blog entry by richandgretchen on Jul 06, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... New Stone Age) passage tombs of New Grange, Knowh, and Dowth are located. There are 40 mounds in this area but the two largest mounds that are excavated are Knowth and New Grange. They were built around 3200 B.C. which is 1000 years before the Pyramids in Egypt and 500 years before Stone Henge were built. There is a winter solstice phenomenon in the large mound at New Grange ...

Ancient Sights & Old Cities

A travel blog entry by efrohoff on Jul 05, 2014

1 comment, 16 photos

... the first Easter fire on this hill.  Later, a monastery and college were built on the sight. The hill is a short climb and we are rewarded with expansive views of the Boyne Valley. We spread our picnic out in the shade of the ruined college. After lunch we clamber and climb over the ruins, the boys, Dad and Chris climbing up and around the ramparts, while Genny and I prefer the comfort of the ground to explore. Within the crumbling walls of the monastery ...

Hill of Ward- Where Halloween began

A travel blog entry by dannjess on Jul 23, 2013

35 photos

... means "devote of the wheel," and it is assumed that the wheel in question--as well as the wheel that Tlachtga makes--is the sun. This could then mean that the Samhain fires held on her hill were a way of recapturing the sun's light in the new year--a way of ensuring light against the growing darkness of winter. The "pillar" is thought to represent lightning--and this would ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Virginia Park , Virginia, is near Cavan County Museum and Cavan Crystal Visitor Centre.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent