A last taste of Ireland
During our last days in Ireland we concentrated on places around or close to Dublin.
We discovered a lovely walk along the banks of the River Liffey from Chapelizod to the Memorial Gardens in the shadow of the Phoenix Park.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Ireland without a visit to the Hill of Tara.
Dowth and Newgrange are other ancient burial mounds.
The whole area is steeped in history.
Slane Castle and Brewery
Closer to Dublin, we also explored Portmarnock, Malahide and Skerries and a little further as far as Drogheda.
From a photo displayed in reception, I think we might be related to the original owner of Skerries Mills, Richard Flynn. I had an uncle Dick/Richard Flynn, and though not the same person, probably a relation as my Dad’s family came from around that area.
Skerries Mills – We didn’t need to go to Holland to find windmills.
Defensive forts called Martello Towers are dotted along the coast north and south of Dublin. The name comes from the tower they were modelled on at Mortella Point on the western side of the Gulf of San Fiorenzo, Corsica.
Read more at – History of Martello Tower
Drogheda was a good base to explore from.
I’ll leave you with this idyllic Irish scene.
Next stop Amsterdam!