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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This morning, we departed our lodgings in Killarney and drove south for a short distance to Muckross House, an imposing Victorian mansion which dates from 1843 in the Elizabethan style. At one time the House played host to Queen Victoria and her entourage.Guests toured the interior which is decorated with period furnishings.Outside there is a landscaped garden,  lake, arboretum, grazing cattle and farm. Guests also availed of a 45 min trip on a Irish Jaunty Car.
Jaunty Car Ride at Muckross House

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Royal Mile, Edinburgh

This evening, I am posting a selection of images taken on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (Scotland) during the Festival.

The Edinburgh International Festival took place this year between August 1st and 25th 2014. This event:

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Crosses

Tonight, I am focusing on the ancient Christian crosses on the island of Iona which lies off Scotland’s West Coast.

Iona is famous for the connection with St. Columba who arrived on the island in AD 563 and proceeded to build a monastery. Over the succeeding centuries these early foundations proved secure as the ecclesiastical community has survived savage Viking raids and the Reformation. Today, the Abbey is a world-renowned ecumenical centre.

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