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Paisley Abbey

This morning I was preoccupied with ‘re-grouping’ after completing a two week tour of Scotland and Ireland. I had to visit the nearby historic town of Paisley to return a rented item and took the opportunity to visit the famous Abbey and obtain information on memorial stones inside for my separate Ancestry Blog. Inside can be found some very ancient family memorials dating back to the 16th century, although legibility of some inscriptions has been affected by passage of time and exposure to the elements.

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This evening, I am focusing on tours of Dublin, the first undertaken yesterday by Tour Bus and the other this morning on foot.Yesterday afternoon, we boarded the regular tour bus which took around the following sites:

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This morning, we deliberately altered our tour schedule to include a visit to the famous Neolithic site at Newgrange, about 1 hour from Dublin. This proved a wise choice as weather was very favourable and the summer crowds had dissipated.

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