Tullamore Court Hotel
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... to sit in this hole in the wall. Our tour guide said "get out of there!, it was the Holy Water well!" We now tell stumpy that she has a holy ass! When we got on top, Tyler was freaking out about walking over the walkway on the top floor. We had to coax him across.
Outside, we could walk around and explore the ruin. We found a pillar in one of the corners. Several of us took turns to climb it. Risk Management ...
We left Shannon Bridge at 0750.hrs.
No hanging around with us.
Shortly afterwards we were passing Clommacnoise which means "The meadow of the son of Nois"
It looked very impressive and one could only imagine the history that is seeped there.
It was founded by St Ciaran in AD.545.
He is reputed to have come down the Shannon from his hermit's cell on Hare Island to establish a monastic settlement ...
... 8220;occasional camper” a wardrobe (you can get one pizza box in it at a pinch) and it even has two double beds as well although we can’t figure our how you would actually get up there to sleep in it.
We are enjoying the sound of peace and quiet and a cow mooing right next door to us – ah the country!
Well, that’s it for now – tomorrow we will provide tales of the Doolin leg of our adventure.
Today we went to Clonmacnoise. Like Glendalough, it was an old monastic settlement that ended up attracting a lot of monk followers. Unlike Glendalough, it was raided soooooooooo many times, by vikings, Irishmen, Englishmen... anyone who happened to be in the area. Clonmacnoise used to be a place where the monks were very good at crafts, including gold and silverworking, but mostly drawing and ...
... and built a telescope. The telescope, known as the Leviathan of Parsonstown was built in the 1840s and was the largest telescope in the world until 1917. It's about 50 feet long. At the time, the big astronomical discovery attributed to the Third Earl (his real name was William Parsons) was that galaxies were spiral in shape. They actually have a ...