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Day 8 - Navan

We started this day with pancakes (crepes) for breakfast–delicious! I was good to vary away from the full Traditional Irish breakfast for once!

Lin spied a church and cemetery on his side of the road in the small town of Tulsk which ended up being the Tulsk Dominican Priory. 714 more words


A Writer in Ireland: Part Two

Castles are never how you imagine they’re going to be. You picture yourself wafting from medieval great hall to windswept rampart, the imagined accompanying strains of Enya or Clannad making you feel ever so slightly weepy, when in reality you find yourself in rubbish-strewn, freezing ruins with Sam and Betty from Wisconsin, their shell-suited thighs swish-swishing in unison as they loudly demand where the cafeteria is, and screaming, disappointed children asking where the real knights are and can they go to McDonalds. 1,259 more words


The Castles of Ireland

Castles are romantic places to visit in Ireland.  Some were built as fortresses meant to protect the occupants from invaders.  Some were build as residences of the powerful and wealthy.   230 more words


#OTD in Irish History – 12 May:

Another photo from Ireland (Trim Castle, County Meath) with interesting light!

OTD in Irish History – 12 May:


One More Monday Meme

Reading: the Ultimate Trip!

And next month, that’s where we’re going, in the pages of Irish Firebrands! :)

See you there! ;)

Those who don't understand your silence will never understand your words. #quote

Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

Trim Castle, Co Meath Fiachra Mangan Photography