Category Archives: Castles

Bliss!

Seems to me the daily prompt is playing catch-up with me these last few days! First silence, now bliss. You’ll notice I used the word bliss in yesterday’s post. So… here it is again! Only… this time I’ll share summer … Continue reading

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Old Heritage.

This is Ireland. Everything is old. Well, almost everything! The tourism types sell the South East as the Ancient South East. We haven’t lived in the South East for too long but that hasn’t stopped us from exploring… looking about … Continue reading

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OMBH Goes Expats Blog!

While fighting the April A to Z survival endurance I noticed the Expats Blog icon on a few blogs’ sidebars. It got me thinking… why not have a look-see when the A to Z is complete. I did and have … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – D for Dublin Castle

A tourist trap? Maybe. However, there’s good reason for wanting to visit Dublin Castle. The architecture and history of the whole castle and surrounds has much to see. You can spend a day wondering around the castle and Dubhlinn Gardens … Continue reading

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Inspiration…

I’ve had the word as a tag for almost as long as this blog is going. Inspiration. Hemingway… now, he’s inspiring and even though I’ve just picked up The Old Man and the Sea again for a quick read I … Continue reading

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Land Meets Water – Water Meets Land

This week Ailsa’s travel challenge really offers us  an opportunity to delve into the archives and show photos that we may have neglected. Land meets water. Ireland is surrounded by water and rainfall plays an important part in life here. … Continue reading

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Ruins and Rain

Yesterday I mentioned the ruins of Dunmoe Castle, on the north bank of the River Boyne, a few miles north of Navan in County Meath. The spring meadows looked the part… buttercup fields surrounded the high walls, taking the mind … Continue reading

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Spring Splendour!

I’ll continue with our Boyne Canal walk. About halfway back toward Navan town there’s a set of castles, one on the north bank of the river and one on the south bank. The north bank structure must have been an … Continue reading

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