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Sep 21, 2010 - Dundrum Castle

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Dundrum Castle was one of a string of coastal castles built by the Anglo-Normans to establish and maintain control of northeastern Ulster from AD 177 onwards. The name suggests that an Irish fort was situated on the high rocky outcropping long before the Normans invaded. The castle affords fine views over the natural harbour below which gave access to eastern County Down. Further north along the Cooley peninsula east of Dundalk, we came to the charming three-street village of Carlingford. It has a dramatic location...

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Jun 28, 2009 - Home sweet Home

That’s it, I am home, it’s all over. A year has flown in but I think I made the absolute most of it! Every day was an adventure and I loved it all. I have bungee jumped, abseiled, dived with sharks, snorkelled off the Great Barrier Reef, skydived, white water rafted, gone jet boating, swam with dolphins and seals, walked baboons, groomed cheetahs, feed lions, had a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, rode an elephant bareback, gone hiking in the jungle, desert and up a glacier, slept in a monastery, lubed in Laos, complemented on my chop...

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