Tag Archives: Ireland

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

Saturday 26 February 2000 Highlights: St Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle Today we explored Limerick City starting with St Mary’s Cathedral was built in 1172. Next was the excellent the King John’s Castle.  King John is often portrayed in fiction … Continue reading

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

Friday 25 February 2000 Highlights: Bunratty Castle Although technically today was a day based in Limerick we actually caught a bus out to Bunratty village to visit Bunratty Castle.  Originally we tried to hire a car to visit Lough Gur … Continue reading

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

Thursday 24 February 2000 Highlights: Watching a Waterford Crystal Vase being made. On our way to Limerick we stopped off at Waterford and spent the day exploring.  Like most ancient cities Waterford at one time was walled but little remains … Continue reading

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

Wednesday 23 February 2000 Highlights: St Canice (Kilkenny) Cathedral, Smithwick Brewery, Kilkenny Castle Today was spent in one our our small changes to the plan – Kilkenny City.  We caught the 9 am bus from Dublin and arrived at Kilkenny … Continue reading

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

Tuesday 22 February 2000 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 … Continue reading

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

Monday 21 February 2000 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 … Continue reading

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World Trip 1999-2000: Day 103 – Derry to Dublin, Ireland

Sunday 20 February 2000 Highlights: Magnificent Murals covering the ‘Troubles’. We spent most of the day in Derry / Londonderry.  Early in the morning we again walked the wall, but this time looking murals of the Troubles. In Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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