March 17th, 2009

Guinness

Cahir and Cashel


It's very appropriate that I'm posting some photos of Ireland on Saint Patrick's Day. Happy Paddy's Day everyone!

On the Monday I went in a different direction, this time inland to the north-east. I first stopped at the small village of Cahir (pronounced Care)  where there is a rather fine small castle with an interesting history. I'm a big fan of rebellion in history and this area certainly knows all about that. It culminated in Cromwell threatening to bombard this particular castle during the Civil War. I'm so glad that he wrote a very polite letter to the occupants asking them kindly to surrender rather than just going ahead and flattening it. It's a lovely place.

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