So the third day we were here in Ireland we got to go see Peters (the gentleman who we are staying with) brothers dairy farm, and the farm that has been in Peters family for 2 or 300 years.
We got to learn all about how the dairy farms work here in Ireland and how they are different from a lot in the states because the cows are fed by grass in the field unlike that states where they feed them oats and other things and keep them inside. Also something I learned was that there has to be a certain amount of lactose in the milk and cant have other things like antibiotics, It really was quite interesting.
I love the cows but my favorite part about the farm was the horses!!! They are taller then normal horses, they are called Irish Hunters and so beautiful!!
After we got done the tour of the farm we went into the town of Navan to do a little bit of shopping and get people who needed them coats. This is where I got to experience my first Irish mall! It was really neat because they have a fresh market and bakery inside the center of the building and they had these things that where like moving side walks but at an angle to take the place of stairs or escliators it was great! lol
Another thing that I found funny was when we went to get food they had this on the menu…
After shopping we were able to go to Slane castle! It was pretty cool because only a couple weeks before Kings of Leon had performed there to around 100,oo0 people. Slane was also where U2 shot there music video for one of there songs. The fact that the castle was in one piece was pretty awesome but there had been a fire not long ago and so none of the furniture was original and it was set up for weddings and for people to stay.
The last thing of the day that we did was go to Slane Hill, Slane Hill is where there was a king of Slane buried and lots of other important people to the area. Right next to that was what was left of an old monastery, there wasn’t a whole lot left but that is what made it exciting to go in and explore and go up stairs that lead to a small plat form that when you looked down was at least 40 foot drop if not more.