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Today, we departed our lodgings in Navan, north of Dublin and proceeded as follows:

  • First, to the famous, Newgrange prehistoric site in County Meath. Newgrange is just one, but the best known, of a number of passage tombs in a landscape populated with  prehistoric archaeology. The Newgrange monument is surrounded by a kerb of 97 stones dominated by the highly decorated Entrance Stone.The mound covers  a single tomb consisting of a long passage and a cross-shaped chamber. We toured the site including the interior.

Images of Newgrange Prehistoric Site

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(Above image shows the P&O ferry at Troon this morning.)

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Troon, on the coast south of Glasgow and caught the 11.00 am ferry to Larne, Northern Ireland. This sea crossing took 2 hours 15 mins and passed close to Ailsa Craig en-route. Ailsa Craig is a small island of volcanic origin from which Scottish curling stones are manufactured.

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This morning, we departed our lodgings in Broadford, Skye and drove down to Armadale to catch the 9.20 am ferry to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. On arrival at Mallaig we proceeded as follows:

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