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Travel Blogs from Drogheda
Yes, it's been a mighty long day! But, totally worth it. Ann's sister Jackie just picked us up (10:25am) and we are driving on the wrong side of the highway toward Drogheda. It's is a beautiful sunny day - cool at upper 40s. I'm so exhausted though, not a good sleeper on a plane. Hopefully we'll get a chance to ...
... of Dubai. The other thing that hit us was the horrendous heat. Even in the few minutes it took to get on board the bus you were enveloped in 34 degree heat - and this was at 5 in the morning. Not a place I'd ever want to live.
Today we were on to it up and got the bus out to Kilmainham gaol. I was fairly impressed with my planning and navigational skills, my travelling companion less so. Note to self - ...
... beef stew, which was perfect. Walking outside it was raining and cold we couldn’t believe its summer, we decided to head back to the hotel as we were tired from waking up at 3:30, relaxing for a little while we decided we were hungry for dinner so we went downstairs to the restaurant and got a nice meal with drinks and took our time We then made our way up to the hotel and went to bed as we were super tierd. ...
... in a bar). So we'll have to forage the countryside for some Guinness (the things one has to find when you're social director on the trip--as Erin is). I had to laugh--the concierge thought we were nuts! Room was cooled off so we couldn't get a prize from the maintenance guys. The chocolates from Butler's were especially good. We want to find a place that carries them - maybe when we get back to Dublin as we fly thru to go ...
... passage tombs. These tombs were built more than 6000 years ago (before the pyramids) and incorporated some of the events related to the earth's position related to the sun. For example, the tomb at Newrange was designed such that for about a week in December each year, (corresponding to the solstice), the early morning rays of the sun fill the main chamber. Other nearby neolythic tombs were similarly designed to celebrate other special solar events such as the eqinoxes. It ...
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