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Travel Blogs from Carlingford
... spring and autumn solstice phenomenon at the large mound at Knowth. They were constructed in a way that lets the sun line up perfectly with the passages inside the mounds at the different solstices to provide light.
We also visited the sight of the Battle of the Boyne (July 1, 1690). It remains the biggest battle ever fought on Irish soil with over 60,000 troops. ...
... some modern and some dating back to the 17th century. The stones are heavily weathers some are sinking into the Irish clay while others are cracked and broken laying motionless on the damp grass. After lunch we drove the short but scenic drive to the Hill of Tara. This is what I've been waiting for!! The political and religious center of Ancient Ireland, where all the High Kings ruled and were crowned. In ancient days, all roads literally met at ...
... and a lovely antique looking restaurant,this kept us entertained for a while,many pounds later we headed to Drogheda where we stayed the night.Not much to report on this town although we had a nice Hotel. Being a Sunday with no footy to watch we decided to go for a walk down town not much doing at all wandered around for about 45 mins then headed back to our hotel where we listened to some live music before calling it a ...
Firstly I have to say how proud of Julie I am. Although she has been suffering from bad headaches and a sore back, she has not once complained during our travels. Drove from Kilkenny towards Dublin with plan to stop at a nice costal town to rest up before going to Belfast. Stopped at Bettystown which is a quaint town. It allowed parking on the beach, was hosting the national sandcastle building competition and had an ...
... 50! Score!
Then I went and found a shop I didn’t know existed.
An actual Ben & Jerry’s shop.
Now, British people would be shocked, but I’ve never actually had B&J.
But I tried and I LIKED!!
So I had my icecream, my book and my beach. Set for the afternoon!
I spend a long while putting on sunscreen too (learnt!).
And then, it was time to take the bus back to Belfast and sleep of the heat!
Lisa xo ...