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What to see/do in eastern section of Ireland?

Jan 25th, 2015, 03:36 AM
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Perhaps this will help:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...elfast-etc.cfm
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Jan 25th, 2015, 04:18 AM
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Go to the Carrick-a-reed rope bridge near the Giants Causeway too. We got there when it opened and were just about the only people there.

The search function isn't working for recent reports so here is a link to my Ireland trip report. The last part covers what we did from Waterford to Giant's Causeway.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-north.cfm?105

Have a great time!
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Jan 25th, 2015, 04:48 AM
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FLORIDAPUGMOM,

I would suggest the IRISH NATIONAL STUD, in Kildare about 45 minutes from Dublin. It's an unforgettable experience.

http://irishnationalstud.ie/

Hope you do a trip report....
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Jan 26th, 2015, 04:00 AM
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If you do visit the National Stud, there are also Japanese Gardens, a Wild Garden, and St. Brigid's Well just near it.
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Jan 26th, 2015, 10:04 AM
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Also nearby is Kildare Cathedral and Round Tower. The Tower is one of the tallest remaining in Ireland and one of only three that can be climbed to the top. The other two are St Canice's, in Kilkenny and Devenish, on an island off of Enniskillen.

The nearby Silken Thomas has excellent food. As a bonus, in the car park behind the restaurant, is the sole remaining Gate Tower to the old city walls.
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Jan 26th, 2015, 02:35 PM
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Yes, if you are in Kilkenny, definitely go up the St. Canice's Round Tower!
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Jan 26th, 2015, 04:16 PM
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bvlenci, I have been to Newgrange and I am talking about the carved stones outside with the circles. There is a correlation between many of those stones in other places and their origins. Our guide told us they came from far away like 60 miles and the thought of moving a stone so big had to have been a huge endeavor and the bigger question was WHY? He felt they had to have been moved through a water route. They weren't some random huge stone picked for the rings and for the mounds. I just find that very interesting. I am not claustrophobic but if you are don't do this. It was big enough once inside but the passage way is narrow. No backpacks allowed. Greendragon has a great book mythical, magical and mystical Ireland worth reading.
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Jan 27th, 2015, 06:44 AM
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Thanks, flpab
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