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This morning, we departed our lodgings at Fort Augustus, Loch Ness and proceeded as follows:

West, past Loch Cluanie to the popular Eilean Donan Castle where we stopped to take photographs and avail of refreshment.

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Newry Town Hall

Newry, County Down
This evening, I am posting information on the Northern Irish town of Newry in County Down. Summary facts and information as follows:

  • The name is derived from a corruption of the Gaelic term for a yew tree planted by St. Patrick.

Read more on Visit Newry, Visit Northern Ireland…


This evening, I am posting information on the fishing port of Pittenweem which is situated on the Fife Coast, about eleven miles south of St. Andrews.

The name Pittenweem is derived from the Gaelic for ‘cave place’, which is apposite because here can be found St. Fillan’s Cave, named after an early (7th century) Christian missionary. Other information:

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