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Blackrock Castle

Cork
Ireland the South. Day 11

September 20th 2016
Day 11 Weather good today as I set off from Carrigaline after a good long sleep. The only trouble was Cork. As you can guess with any big city the traffic, especially early morning is here is horrendous. I managed a minor route along the banks of the river Lee past the impressive Blackrock Castle. It was built as a fort in 1582 to defend the port of Cork and later made into a castle built of lime ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Midleton

Irish Flag 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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Tot: 2.826s; Tpl: 0.031s; cc: 7; qc: 14; dbt: 0.0248s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb