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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 ...
Sorry I haven't written in awhile. My schedule is still REALLY crazy and we're all now fending off a horrible cold that's going around with our compromised immune systems from lack of sleep ;(
Last week was a tough week. I had some difficulties in my Non-Fiction class and my reading didn't really go all that well. I'd rather go into more detail on that when I get home and can talk about it in person though. Let's just say I learned a tough lesson on audience not always ...
... 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 ...
... walking up the side of the road, lambs walking through a farmland of cows.
I love it here.
Although - I must say, missing my Canadian Thanksgiving was a punch in the gut. Literally. I cleaned off a giant pizza meal thinking about what I was missing.
Oh well, that makes Christmas even more special.
Off to Paris this weekend! (she says nonchalantly like it's not a big deal or anything)
Much love from Ireland,