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Brú na Bóinne… Newgrange…

A quick stop at Howth Harbour Our tour started a bit later in the morning, which was nice, I could have a quick breakfast.  Off to the tour bus and off, we went to our first little stop, Howth Harbour.  It was nice to get a coffee and use the facilities before heading out to […]

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Ireland
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Dublin Castle… Not what you think it is…

Dublin Castle So here I am, lovers of castles and old things and much to my surprise, Dublin Castle is not the “old castle” that I just assumed.  We Americans just assume the word castle means old as dirt and tons of battles must have had here and dungeons, blood, guts and wenching.  Possibly royalty […]

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Ireland
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The Book of Kells was on Iona? Trinity College and the Book of Kells…

Ahh, the Book of Kells The Book of Kells.  It must be a book written by a monk order of the Kells?  Monks, yes, Kells, no.  My tour guide Brian was highly knowledgeable about this question and many other questions and he provided some great information.  The internet is amazing when looking stuff up and […]

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Making my way to Dublin…

Ireland Ireland envokes the visions of the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers. I can answer one of these thus far, it is an Emerald Isle. So green it was while flying over the isle, beautiful water in the Irish Sea as we approached Dublin Airport. The weather was perfect and for me, […]

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