Cork - Blackrock Castle July 27th 2012 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 ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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I am a sojourner, that is my occupation, that is what I do. I took Early Retirement in December 2010 and never looked back. I have taken several trips while on vacations around the US and to Europe while I was working but now can travel full time if I wish. Since I retired I have been visiting or revisiting many of my favorite locations in the US and then revisiting many of my favorite locations in Europe at a more leisurely pace, blogging all the ... full info