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Nov 5, 2012 - Slane to Portlaoise

Jimmy and David went off to Ardee Golf Club late Friday morning but only played 6 holes before they gave up battling the wind and rain. We spent the rest of the day relaxing in front of the fire, a roast lamb dinner and played Phase 10 (cards) that night. On Saturday we went down to the shed to watch the cows being fed in the wintering barn where they are kept for 6 months. Then we all went into Drogheda to do some shopping, and had lunch in one of the shopping malls. We had rogan josh for dinner followed by cards again. On Sunday morning...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Dublin, Donaghmore and Kilkenny

On Wednesday evening after Wendy got home from work we took the dogs to the Rock of Dunamase which is not far from Portlaoise. These medieval ruins are one of the most historic sites in Ireland and date back to the 9th century when the first fort was built here. The ruins are of the castle which was built in the 12th century. It was a beautiful late afternoon and we had the place almost to ourselves and it was very peaceful. Yesterday David had a game of golf with “Dad’s Army” at The Heath, so I caught the bus into Dublin. I wandered the...

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Sep 4, 2012 - Portlaoise and Dublin

We have had a spell from sightseeing this past week. We are still staying at Wendy’s and enjoying her company and that of her two dogs, Sheppy and Genty. The young alsation, Sheppy, loves going for walks – we have taken her into Portloaise and to local parks. Genty is very old and can’t walk far but he still likes to come too. Last Thursday David was invited to play golf with “Dad’s Army” at The Heath golf course. His team came second. Yesterday he was lucky enough to have a round at The Heritage, the Ballesteros designed course. Sue walked...

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Jun 23, 2007 - Kilkenny

I spent a couple of days exploring around Kilkenny. I saw Kilkenny Castle, Black Abby, National Craft Gallery, Rothe House and many different churches. I met two Canadians from Nova Scotia and we climbed the round tower at St Canice's Cathedral. Although it was raining the view at the top was really cool! You can see out across the whole city and even some of the countryside. The good side to all this rain is that although it is turning most of the water brown with mudd everything is so lush and green! Definately the 40 shades of green...

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