15 March 2009
15.03.2009 45 °F
Today we had scheduled a day trip with Coastal Adventures.
Lucky for us we found the pick up spot and before long were headed to a lookout on the cliffs over Howth.
A photo stop was made with views of the lighthouse.
Howth harbor was the next stop – we were promised seals but I didn’t see anything but boats and seagulls.
It was still nice to be out of the city and near the ocean.
From here you can see the Irish eye which our guide explains is a small island that is usually the first thing people see when they fly in to town.
After the Harbor we are taken to Malahide castle for lunch and a tour. The castle area has a big park with flowers and gorgeous trees.
The castle tour took us thru several rooms with gorgeous wall carvings and medieval furniture. It was owned for 800 years by the Talbot family.
During the battle of the boyne all 14 in the family died after breakfast that day.
Beautiful daffodils in park near castle.
Trees on outskirts of park.
This was a lead into our visit to the Battle of the Boyne. This is one of the hugest battles in the history of Ireland. We had a brief walk on the battlefield and a movie, light show and walk around the exhibits.
We were back in town by 1630 and decided to see Marley and Me at the movies. If forgot this was a book about a dog and his family. OF course the movie doesn’t end well for the dog and I was streaming tears. Not really my goal for the movies.
Dinner was at a…..pub again! O’Shea’s was only a block away from our room and served decent enough food. By the time we left they had a band playing Irish music. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay long because we had to be at the airport very early.