Ireland Day 5
I woke up, took a shower and was treated to a wonderful Irish breakfast of bacon (Irish style,
more like country ham), sausage links, an egg, hashbrowns, and a small cooked tomato. I had
orange juice and coffee to drink. It was very nice. I then headed out to
Knowth, where I
spent about 3.5 hours. It is a passage grave site with three large graves. The graves are called
passages because of the passage that leads from the outside to the center of the structure.
The passage was built first, then there was a great mound constructed on top of it. Then I went
to the ruins of the old Mellifont Abbey
and did the tour, then drove to Monasterboice
saw the tallest high cross in Ireland. Then it was on to the
Hill of Slane, where St. Patrick lit
an Easter fire which was in direct disobediance to the local pagan ruler and so began the Christian
revolution in Ireland. After spending some time on the hill, I went to the town of Slane proper
and got some food. Irish stew to be exact. I only need to eat two meals a day if they're all like
this! It was a huge bowl, shallow but large bowl, with some broth in the bottom, barely enought to
cover anything, and it had halved potatoes, about a pound of beef, some carrots and some celery.
It was delicious and extremely filling. Then back to the B&B to write this and attempt to get a
handle on the 150 or so pictures I took today.
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