Ireland
Drogheda

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  • Day15

    Lunch Time!

    July 3, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Drogheda as a city did not impress us. Big. Crowded. It just didn’t feel at all Irish. But it fulfilled our needs to complete a couple of errands. Starting with a delicious lunch that we enjoyed at the Grey Goose.

    We both ordered the Beef and Guinness Irish Stew, which I thought was even better than the one I had in Adare earlier in our trip. A pint of Rockshore, an Irish lager brewed by Guinness, washed it all down.
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  • Day15

    Ottoman Aid During the Great Famine

    July 3, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    History records that during the Great Famine (1845-1849), the Ottomans sent aid to Ireland.

    Reports say that Sultan Abdülmecit wanted to send £10,000 to the people of Ireland, but that Queen Victoria asked him to reduce the amount to £1,000 because she had sent only £2,000. The Sultan, it is said, acceded to her wishes, but in addition to the money, he sent five ship loads of food ... in secret. From what I recall, the arrival of the ships in Dublin was blockaded by the English, so the foodstuff was unloaded in Drogheda instead.

    It was this story that took us to Drogheda. After lunch, we took care of a few errands, and then went in search of a plaque of gratitude honoring the aid. It wasn’t easy to find, but a volunteer at the visitor center directed us to the Westcourt Hotel and told us to look above the entrance to the property!

    P.S. Note added in January 2021 ... Apparently, there is a movie in pre-production — titled, Famine — that tells the story of this charitable event. Whether it will ever be released is TBD.
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  • Day4

    To much private property

    June 4, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Es macht einen nachdenklich, wenn man versucht einen interessanten Punkt in der Natur zu erreichen, aber man überall nur Privatbesitz und kein Zutritt liest. Gehwege oder Feldwege sind praktisch nicht existent ausserhalb der Städte. Schade eigentlich. Ich hoffe das sich das im Laufe der Reise ändert. Wäre doof, wenn man nicht mal durch die Natur wandern könnte. Zumindest den Fluß Boyne konnte man erreichen.Read more

  • Day3

    First trip on the left side

    June 3, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Hat gut geklappt mit dem Fahren auf der linken Seite. Bin sicher in Drogheda angekommen. Nettes Völkchen die Iren. Praktisch jeder hat mich unterwegs gegrüßt und schöne Landschaften haben sie. Nur leider konnte ich das nicht voll genießen, weil die Straßen hier ne KATASTROPHE sind. Der Aphalt kommt wahrscheinlich von der Firma 'Es könnte Kopfsteinpflaster sein'. Ich hoffe nur, dass es so nicht weitergeht. Jetzt erstmal ein Guiness und n Burger.Read more

  • Day14

    Last supper

    June 22, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We arrived at our hotel in Drogheda, a town outside of Dublin that is convenient to the airport for our flight tomorrow. For some reason they booked us in the Presidential Suite. Which sounds a bit more impressive than it really was. Plenty of room to spread out for the final repack of the luggage.

    We wandered around the town a bit before deciding to just eat in the hotel. The hotel building used to be a monastary and it has a very nice old world feel.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Drogheda, Дроида, دراهیدا, Droichead Átha, Drogheda - Droichead Átha, Droghad Aah, ドロヘダ, 드로이다, Droeda, Дроэда, Дрогеда, ڈراہیڈا, 德羅赫達