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Sep 21, 2013 - Caldwell Castle and back to Belfast area

Today is going to be difficult to put in words. After breakfast we headed south to visit the Castle Caldwell Castle. We arrived about 2 and a half hours later with only 1 slightly wrong turn. We were quite annoyed to find other people there, but we soon lost them as we went into the castle and they went on down the path. We wandered through room after room noticing remnants of what used to be ornate trim on the walls and windows. The castle was 4 stories high, 3 above ground and 1 below ground. The kitchen was below the ground as well as a...

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Apr 6, 2007 - A Peek Into Northern Ireland

Another perfectly clear day in Ireland -- we're starting to expect this weather! We are all very grateful for this, and can't imagine what it would be like to tramp on and off the bus in the wind and rain. My coat, with its fleece lining, is now a burden as I have to cart it around. It's Good Friday today, so good thing we don't have any visits planned to pubs -- none are open! BUT, our lunch stop is in Belleek, which is in the UK, where pubs ARE open. What a well planned tour! :) Anyway, off on our tour of the northwest part of Ireland,...

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Oct 19, 2005 - Giants' Causeway and then to Donegal

This morning we went to check out the Bushmills Distillery and take a tour and taste. Very intersting and easy to see why Irish Whiskey is better than Scothc - it gets distilled an extra time. Had a taste of the special reserve single malt that can only be bought at the distillery and Rob had a hot toddy. Very impressed with the single malt so we bought a bottle that will ONLY be for special occasions - it cost 30 Euros which converts to $72 for a bottle. Have to buy some cheap stuff on the way home for general drinking.... Visited the...

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Sep 28, 2005 - queen maeve

so we were supposed to be taking a "bit of a walk" up to visit queen maeve's tomb. i've learned that "a bit of a walk" in irish actually means an hour long hike!!! everytime jenny, our tour guide said "a bit of a walk" it ended about an hour or two later with all of us wet from either the rain that started in the middle of the "walk" or sweat from the hike. being the fit and in shape beings that we are, blake and i did not make it to the top of the mountain where queen maeve lies. less than half way up i was wheezing and less than seconds...

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Jul 10, 2004 - Ireland - Donegal Town - Hitchin' a Ride

Okay, I'll admit it, I did something in Ireland that I've never done before ... I hitchhiked. Oh oh, I think I just heard a collective gasp of horror from my sisters in Calgary and saw a stern wrinkling of their brows! Don't worry girls, Ireland is probably the only place in the world where you can still safely hitchhike and is in fact a common means of transportation for both locals and tourists. And I only did it once, honest, and it's because I missed my bus yet again and was desperate to get out of "feckin' Glencolmkille"! It was still...

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