The Valley Hotel
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... It wasn’t until almost 11am before anything much seem to happen and for things to open. By 1pm the place was buzzing but several of the attractions such as the Opera House and City Hall don’t open for tours on a Sunday so we wouldn’t get to see them.
It was between morning services that we popped into St Anne’s Cathedral, Church of Ireland. This is a fairly modern cathedral not having been started until the early 1900’s ...
... being formed. It is very unique and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Afterwards we tried to count the number of World Heritage sites we have been to around the world. We think it is somewhere around 12 to 15 and it makes me pondor as to why Manitoba is spending all this money on the boreal forest application but that is a rant for another day. We have now seen 7 ...
... the rest of the night we all feasted while Benny played the accordion and Rosie sang some old Irish Catholic songs. They then wanted to hear what we sang at Steubenville and so the seven of us had a mini praise and worship session right in their living room. Before we could go to bed though, Rosie had to show us some classic Irish dancing. So, as Benny manned the accordion, Rosie took the girls one by one and taught them ...
... over out feet and keep out shoes out of the mud. While out, a couple of us decided to go up to the top of the ridge and watch our first Ireland sunset.
Back at the house it was a little after nine and we were winding down for bed after a long day (or two) of travel. Benny had another idea though. Being the Irish man the he is, he wanted to treat us four guys and take us out to their small town pub. Now, I can proudly say I've had ...
Gortin, Sunday 6 October
On the way up North we stopped at Bellingham Castle, in the town of Castlebellingham. The 'castle' was owned by Marian's uncle until quite recently and this is where we had our Irish wedding reception in 1980.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet