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TravelPod Member ReviewsWhite Sands Hotel Portmarnock
A very nice hotel adjacent to the beach. Rooms were fine with hotel / dining making for a very comfortable stay, We visited there again for a drink in 2010 - starting to look a little tired (perhaps symptomatic of the economy at the time).
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Day 2 (Tuesday) - arrived in Portmarnock: By the time we arrived, picked up our wheels (a battered old Blue Vauxhall) and navigated across to Portmarnock (past a funeral procession with a horse drawn hearse!) we were all buggered (but it didn't stop us having a guiness, some codfish and a walk along the beach). This is where Sir Charles Kingsford …
... of years. There was a beautiful statue of St. Patrick that stood in the grounds that I particularly enjoyed. We got to see the rock where Celtic Kings were named and I got a picture with it. Collum also pointed out a tree that was called a "fairy tree". According to Irish legend, fairies live in these trees and if a person were to harm the tree it would offend the fairies and bring bad luck to the family of the person ...
Today we went to the University College of Dublin and listened to several speakers talk about sports in Ireland. It was great learning how sports are done here in Ireland, from the GAA to local clubs. It was nice how the speakers incorporated American sports into their lechures, so we could understand how sports are ran here better. The college was awesome! The ...
... solstice As we going through the passage a bat flew over my head, of course I screamed! There are a number of carvings done on the stones around, inside and at the entrance of the structure. The most famous is a tri-spiral that is seen on jewellery and many souvenirs sold in the area. We then travelled to the site of the Battle of the Boyne, fought in 1690 between two rival claimants of the English, Scottish, and ...
... the world without leaving a job, or house, or girl, or kids behind. I know one day I will be back home and with my friends and family but for now I've just got to enjoy life while I'm here, it's off to a good start.
Leaving my dad at the airport was terrifying, way worse than it was when I left for college. Flight to Toronto was good and quick. The girl next to me en route to Dublin was a girl from ...