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July 27th 2012
Published: August 2nd 2012
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July 27 Friday - Had an interesting but tiring day. I took the 202 bus out to Blackrock Castle. It was a castle built by the English to protect the approaches from the sea to the port of Cork from the Spanish as well as to protect the English rulers from the people of Cork. It has been converted into an observatory and science center and for €6 you can tour the science center as well as part of the castle.


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LunchLunch
Lunch

Caeser Salad and tea
memorial to the Irish who fought in WW 1memorial to the Irish who fought in WW 1
memorial to the Irish who fought in WW 1

A memorial to all the Irish who died in WW 1. He doesn't look too happy to be dying for England.
Site of the Queens castleSite of the Queens castle
Site of the Queens castle

The site of where the Queens castle used to be. Now the castle and the Queen are both gone....at least from Ireland.
notice how empty the streets werenotice how empty the streets were
notice how empty the streets were

I guess everyone went to the Olympics.
The hostel is under the fishThe hostel is under the fish
The hostel is under the fish

The fish of the bell tower for St Anne's Church was a good marker for finding my way back to the hostel.


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