We just got back last night, and as soon as we dropped our bags at the front door, Maureen and I lapsed into a coma like state, and slept for the next twelve hours. The trip was a success. I am sure I will post much more later, but here is a quick retrospect of our trip to Ireland.
We started with an eight-hour layover in Manchester, were we got to take a look at Manchester Cathedral.
Next stop was Limerick. This photo is of the Treaty Stone, marking the Treaty of Limerick in 1691. Limerick Castle is in the background across the river.
From there it was a quick drive to Kilkenny to see another castle, and a really neat town.
Next up was five days in Dublin with my family. There will be a lot more on that later. Pictured below is Kilmainham Gaol, the old Irish jail.
On New Year’s Day, we drove up to one of our favorite cities the last time we were in Ireland, and that was Belfast. We arrived after dark, and as we wandered the city center we found a sculpture entitled, “The Spirit of Belfast.”
Our final destination was Bushmills, although we did return to Belfast for one more night to meet up with friends before we had to head home. This is St. John the Baptist Church.