Ireland Day #2
Before arriving at Newgrange on Ireland day #2, the bus pulls in at Howth Harbor for a latte and little walk around.
One of my favorite signs of the day is this one. It seems perfect as during these weeks I am not thinking about recipes and writing deadlines.
We load back on the bus to continue the drive which passes through some lovely vistas. Of course I’ve decided that these must be a few of the Kerrygold cows. 🍀🐄🍀
After more twists and turns on narrow lanes, we arrive at Newgrange, a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley.
The experience of being inside this mound is overwhelming and, in my opinion, definitely worth the time and effort it takes to get there.
Then it is on to Tara, the ancient seat of the high kings. It is said that 142 kings reigned here.
Also there is one of the Celtic crosses that are found all over the Irish countryside,
and a fairy tree where one may leave a ribbon, shell, or other item.
From there we head back to Dublin, walk around town before heading back to Peter’s Pub for refreshment, and to plan out our next day…a visit to Trinity College Dublin to see The Book of Kells.
To be continued…