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 ...
... bus driven by the most friendly Russian-Irishman I have ever met) to take us to the wonderful Dublin hostel, Paddy's Palace. After getting settled, we went for a dinner at a pub where we gorged on Steak and Guinness pie, and I had my first official Guinness. M.e. and I also planned a while back that this weekend would be our celebration of our 21st birthdays, which no one in Europe cares about :) Then we headed back to the palace to plan our night out. Although, I nearly ...
... it's opened to.
The library itself is kept in pristine condition with much of it being roped off from tourists for obvious reasons. It is an excellent display of architecture and the only thing I learned from being in there is despite the age of the books in the library, most of them are not rare collections as it was used as a library meant for actually reading books in its prime. It may have been more useful to learn about the museum from a tour guide but ...
... we were there. That night I had the earliest night of the trip! Was in bed by 9 o'clock and had a great sleep. Day 3: We left Galway early in the morning to head for Derry in Northern Ireland With a few stops along the way. Our guide started telling us about the famines which happened in Ireland in the 1800's and how they wiped out entire towns and killed approximately 1 million people. We stopped at one place in particular where in county mayo where there is a memorial to ...
... nothing was at the top but a sign saying we had passed the waterfall! So we all walked back down and found the “grand” waterfall, which, after the hike and expectations, seemed more like a small trickle.
Afterwards though, we walked over to the upper lake, which was an exquisite sight. The lake stretched off into the distance towards the other end of the valley where two natural piers jutted out ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking