17th - June 19th; Ireland
Near Sligo; Ropes Challenge
The object was to climb to the top with the
assistance of one or two others. You were
into a harness just in case you fell and this
great fun. There were several other challenges
including four people climbing on top of one
platform. The only bad part of the day
midges (biting flies) which were relentless in
quest for human blood!
Pretty grim looking but the surrounding town
of Sligo was nice and
most of its hotels were right next to the beach.
This was the first prison I've ever been in and
it is one of the first
modern ones ever built. It is now a national
monument but it once
housed Ireland's most famous political prisoners.
This is a courtyard in the prison where several infamous executions
St. Stephen's Green
A huge park right in the middle of the city.
The windowed architecture is a great idea...as long as the sun is
Students were graduating when I was there.
Apparently, to receive their degree, they must
first prove to be proficient in Gaelic! Yikes!
I also took a look at the Book of Kells which I
wasn't allowed to photograph.
There are only 3.5 million people in Ireland and it seemed at times
they were all on this street! I also went to the Guiness brewery
was interesting. It is a very popular beer, but I didn't care
robust for my tastes. The Irish cider on the other hand was great!
Shannon Royal Canal
I believe that this is the Shannon Royal Canal. The photo was
from off of a bridge which gives a good view of downtown Dublin.
Dublin; Johnny Fox's Pub
Billed as the highest pub in Ireland. Live entertainment along
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