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Europe » Ireland » County Meath » Trim May 26th 2011

The second part of our journey in Ireland took us along the northwestern and northern coasts of the island. We started in Galway. There we saw a rock proclaiming Seattle the sister city of Galway along with a nearby monument stating that Christopher Columbus visited Galway in 1477 researching whether there was land on the other side of the Atlantic. Lastly we visited St Patrick’s Cathedral. It is the newest stone cathedral in Europe, built in the 1960’s and made of limestone. It has beautiful stained glass and mosaics including one where Jesus is serving tea to Joseph while Mary knits. It is a lovely church and since it is very modern it is easy to understand with no need to imagine what it would have looked like. That afternoon we boarded the ferry and sailed ... read more
Bleak Landscape
Seven Romans
The Cliffs of Inishmore

Europe » Ireland » County Meath » Trim May 8th 2011

Hello again Another fab day in Ireland. We went for a walk from the country Thatch House up a side road for about 6-7 kms this morning. It was a definite wake up as it was only about 12 degrees but we are on a large hill and the wind chill must have been close to 0 degrees. We then decided to take in all the local sites,castles and ruins in County Meath. We started at a town called Navan and had the proper sunday roast lunch at one of the local pubs there with all the locals after they had been to church. The meals are enormous and it is like sitting down to the equivalent of our hot Christmas Day dinners or like the old days for those that remember how special Sunday lunches ... read more
The Thatched house
making myself at home at the Sally Gardens . Our local
Home in Ireland

Europe » Ireland » County Meath » Trim July 26th 2010

3 days two nights driving from dublin through country roads to Belfast then through County Down and back through some hilly wonderfully beautiful fields... read more
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Europe » Ireland » County Meath » Trim July 3rd 2008

O my God... I dont believe it. We are on our way. Had alarm set for 5am this morning to make sure we had a little bit to eat and the bags (which had been packed the previous night I might add) had been brought down to the front hall. We have arranged a lift from a friend of ours (Paddy Hand... nce one paddy ;-) ) to bring us to the airpot. Pickup at 6am, arrieved at 7am. checked in at 7.30am. Through security at 7.45 and having breakfast at 8am. Smooth as a babys bottom :-) Onto the plane and off we go. By this time im shag nackerd and the kids are having a bet on how quick it will bebefore I fall asleep (God they know me so well). Food is hot ... read more
Canada landing
Mmmmm Beerrrrrr

Europe » Ireland » County Meath » Trim May 8th 2008

Our original plan was to drive into Dublin, see the sites and then drop Jessie at the bus station to head back to Galway. We decided to skip Dublin since we had been told it is near impossible to drive in Dublin due to the traffic. Instead, we drove Jessie back to Galway. It was only a 2 1/2 hour trip from Trim to Galway, and we needed to do some more shopping. We thought we would be able to find gifts everywhere we went, so we did not buy everything in Galway and haul it around the country for two weeks. Unfortunately, we were wrong. So this gave us a chance to pick up all the gifts we needed to get, spend a little more time with Jessie and still get back to Trim at ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Meath » Trim May 7th 2008

We started the day off with our typical full Irish breakfast, except this B&B also offered black and white pudding. I was brave enough to try the puddings, but Pam and Jessica decided to pass. I found them to be quite tasty and had them both mornings we stayed here. We started out the day by driving to Navan and shopping for chocolate. We then made the rounds to the sites in the Boyne Valley. We visited the Hill of Tara, The Hill of Slane, Bective Abbey and Newgrange Passage Tomb. We decided to call it an early day and head back to the B&B. After resting for a while, we went down to Brogan's Bar for dinner. I got the Beef and Guinness Casserole with a pint of Guinness, of course, while Pam got the ... read more
Newgrange, County Meath, Ireland

Europe » Ireland » County Meath » Trim May 6th 2008

Today was another travel day. We left Ballycastle to head back into the Republic. We passed through Armagh, the religious center of Ireland. St. Patrick established the first Christian church in Ireland in Armagh in 455 AD. There are two St. Patrick's Cathedrals on opposing hills in Armagh, one catholic and the other protestant. We stopped for lunch in Armagh, but did not tour the cathedrals. Our final destination was Trim in County Meath, Ireland's Heritage Capital. We booked a B&B across from Trim Castle which was used in filming parts of the movie Braveheart. There are numerous sites in Meath dating back to 4000 BC, as well as castles, abbeys and historical sites. The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript containing the four Gospels of the New Testament in Latin, was transcribed by Celtic monks ... read more
Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath, Ireland
Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath, Ireland




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