Ireland
Clontarf

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  • Day6

    Clontarf

    May 15, 2016 in Ireland

    Met our tour guide this afternoon and went into Dublin on the tour bus to Glasnevin cemetery. On the way we stopped at Merrion Square Park to see a fantastic statue of Oscar Wilde reclining on a huge rock. Also stopped at the park next to the National Cathedral & then on to the cemetery where Charles Parnell, Daniel O'Connell & Michael Collins (among others!) are buried. There are over 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. The mound where Parnell is buried also has 11,000 people buried there. Michael Collins's grave was covered in fresh flowers and is one of the most visited. We only had a short time there but to do it justice you would need several hours.
    Returned to the hotel, drinks at 6.30 & then dinner at 7.
    First two shots of the Wilde sculpture and installation in Merrion Square Park, third is where he grew up at 1 Merrion Square. Next is the mound where Parnell is buried , Next is O'Connell's tomb and finally Michael Collins's grave covered with fresh flowers.
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  • Day6

    Clontarf Castle Hotel

    May 15, 2016 in Ireland

    Clontarf Castle was built in 1172 as part of an inner line of defence sites protecting Dublin. It was demolished in 1837 and completely rebuilt as a castle. In 2006 it underwent a €10 million renovation and it's easy to see the results of that throughout. Some shots of the interior (& Ron's new best friend!). Note the ducks hanging from the window next to the banners. The last shot is looking along the street at the back of the hotel.Read more

  • Day6

    Clontarf

    May 15, 2016 in Ireland

    Only 5 degrees when we went for a long walk into Clontarf after breakfast but the sun was shining and there was no wind. The esplanade along the water is wide and there's a separate path for cyclists, which makes for a very pleasant walk. People were out in droves, cycling, jogging, walking, making the most of the beautiful weather. We have been blessed since we arrived - so far pretty much only one season each day instead of four!!
    Some shots from our walk this morning.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Clontarf, Cluain Tarbh, Клонтарф

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