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Browsing Posts published in September, 2010



This morning we departed our excellent overnight lodgings at Rockville Guest House near Westport run my friendly host Mary. However, before departing, we could not resist photographing the magnificent view from the Guest House. Our tour progressed as follows:

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This morning, we departed we had to attend to some personal matters in Londonderry and eventually commenced the day’s tour about midday, after some refreshment and internet access access at Starbucks.

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This morning, we legft our overnight lodgings in the port of Larne and proceeded as follows:

  • To nearby Carrickfergus, principally to visit the famous castle there. This dates back to 1180 when it was begun to guard the entrance to Belfast Lough ( Lake). This is, arguably, the finest and best preserved Norman castle in Ireland. The castle boasts an illustrious history, changing many hands many times. Famous people who have taken control include Edward the Bruce, James II and William III, It was finally handed over to civilian control in 1928. This attraction is well managed by the local authority.

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