Tag Archives: Ireland

World Trip 1999-2000: Day 110 – Limerick to Cardiff, Wales

Highlights: Cardiff Castle, not throwing up (from overnight ferry). Quite amazingly we got to Cardriff at about 6 am, as we caught  bus straight from the ferry (my stomach still hasn’t quite settled) and they forgot to get us to … Continue reading

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World Trip 1999-2000: Day 109 – Limerick to Rosslare, Ireland

Highlights: King John’s Castle Today we explored Limerick City.  We started at St Mary’s Cathedral was built in 1172. Next as the excellent King John’s Castle.  King John is often portrayed in fiction in Robin Hood stories.  In reality he … Continue reading

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World Trip 1999-2000: Day 108 – Limerick, Ireland

Highlights: Bunratty Castle Although technically a Limerick day we caught a bus out to Bunratty Castle.  Originally we tried to hire a car to visit Lough Gur stone circle but rental place had a 3 day minimum hire requirement so … Continue reading

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World Trip 1999-2000: Day 107 – Kilkenny to Waterford to Limerick, Ireland

Highlights: Watching a Waterford Crystal Vase being made. On our way to Limerick we stopped of at Waterford and spent the day. Like most ancient cities Waterford at one time was walled but little remains of this wall.  Reginald’s Tower … Continue reading

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World Trip 1999-2000: Day 106 – Dublin to Kilkenny, Ireland

Highlights: Smithwick Brewery continuing the monks beer making tradition. Today was spent in one our our small changes to the plan – Kilkenny City.  We caught the 9 am bus and arrived at 11.30 am. First visit was St Canice … Continue reading

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World Trip 1999-2000: Day 105 – Dublin, Ireland

Highlights: The Easter Rebellion We walked down O’Connell Street and visited the General Post Office, site of the 1916 uprising against British rule.  The Rebels were not supported by the public at the time, and when defeated several of the … Continue reading

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World Trip 1999-2000: Day 104 – Dublin, Ireland

Highlights: Trinity College, the old Irish Parliament House, the fantastic Guinness Brewery.  We woke up to a beautiful day so good in fact we decided to chance it without our raincoats. Jon had a small dispute with a fellow guest … Continue reading

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