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Aug 11, 2019 15:49:08   #
Medieval Reenactor (a regular here)
 
Friday landed in Dublin at 6AM and boarded a bus for Wexford - lovely drive,lots of dairy and beef csttle with some sheep and horses. A brief nap on the bus. It was raining in Wexford and we were tired, so got a taxi to our B&B instead of walking and dragging our luggage uphill. Wexford is small, but pretty and so many interesting things to do nearby. But we took a 4 hour nap instead! Walked downhill to a restaurant recommended by our host. I had mussels in a garlic cream sauce - yum! Ran into friends having dinner across the street and finalized plans for the next day - a trip out to visit the tower castle they bought and are restoring for an eventual retirement home.

They were having a "We have a roof on the tower" and a thank you party for all the neighbors and friends who have done so much volunteer work on the castle. It's going to be so cool when they finally finish it. They have already had several events out there - they are also medieval history buffs - and have done one workshop on cooking over an open fire and another digging and washing the local clay and making pottery and have given groups of people tours.

Last night we took a train back to Dublin. The train from Wexford to Dublin goes part of the way along the Irish Sea and is a beautiful trip. Also past many prosperous farms with more fat cattle, sheep and horses and the most GREEN pastures.

Today DW and I went to to National Archeological Museum to look at Viking artifacts. We ran into several friends who are also Viking buffs and took notes and pictures for making articles to add to our reenactment kits. I walked until my feet are dead!

Tomorrow we take a bus tour to Newgrange - a stone-age burial site - and Tarra, which was the seat of early Irish kings.

I cannot send pictures from this tablet but will do so when we're back home.
 
Aug 11, 2019 15:51:22   #
sidlee
 
GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL TRIP!!
Aug 11, 2019 16:02:05   #
craftymatt2
 
WOW!! So jealous, but glad u are having a great time, Ireland is on my bucket list
Aug 11, 2019 16:05:39   #
boring knit
 
Lovely. Enjoy yourself and I will look out for your photos when you get time to post them.
Aug 11, 2019 16:15:44   #
charliesaunt (a regular here)
 
Have friends who just returned. They had a full week of glorious weather.
Aug 11, 2019 16:33:42   #
knitwitgalaxy
 
Welcome to my lovely country.

Cousins of my DH own the land Newgrange tombs are on.

Hope you enjoy your visit
 
Aug 11, 2019 18:17:10   #
bundyanne07 (a regular here)
 
It certainly sounds as though you are having a wonderful holiday.

This website makes interesting reading - - - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wexford
Aug 11, 2019 20:00:33   #
bethshangirl
 
You will LOVE Newgrange & Tara! Amazing ancient places . xxx
Aug 11, 2019 22:24:12   #
scottybearNSW (a regular here)
 
Loved the parts of Ireland we saw on our bus tour.
Aug 12, 2019 03:35:01   #
youngie (a regular here)
 
Have fun and enjoy yourselves. Friends are also in Ireland at the moment, and just posted photos of themselves having afternoon tea at Ashford Castle.
Aug 12, 2019 06:38:58   #
wjeanc (a regular here)
 
Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. Enjoy!
 
Aug 12, 2019 09:50:27   #
ChristineM (a regular here)
 
Sounds wonderful! I am sooo jealous. I loved Ireland and in Dublin on the main street(O'Connall) we heard the distant sound of a didgeridoo. Tracked it down to find an Aboriginal with only a loin cloth on, blowing his didgeridoo. Amazed/stunned were words that came to mind.
But it is a beautiful island and the greens are so green...stunningly so!
Aug 12, 2019 10:09:52   #
itip2
 
So green it almost hurts your eyes, isn't it?
Have fun.
 
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