Part 5

Early in the morning I got to experience bike riding on the windy narrow roads of Ireland… some parts were easy because a lot of it was down hill but once had to go back up the hill.. yeah that was a little more painful. Peters son Paeter who is a cyclist took it easy on us few that were brave enough to go out and face the challenge.

Hill of Tara was first stop of the day, I went into this knowing nothing about the legends of Tara and was able to learn a lot about the traditions that they believe took place there. We first went into an old church and got to watch a video that told us all about the legends.

(The church im referring to)

First thing we got to see after we got out of the lesson we were able to see the “fertility stone” this has been previously mentioned in post by Kyrin, for those who didnt see it the story goes that if you were to touch the stone you become more fertile.

(The tour guide or “Cutie” as some say leaning on the fertility stone)

Tara is known as the place where the high kings were chosen. The legend goes that if a man was to put his foot on the stone of destiny and it was to cry out he would be the next king of the land.  Tara was also used as a holy place and also had a place that was a very small passage tomb that contained ashes of those who lived long ago.

(Stone of Destiny that would cry out)

(The group around the stone of Destiny)

(Passage tomb)

`Next is Trim Castle:

 Trim was one of the best castles we had been to. It is huge and mostly in one piece. It was beautiful no matter what angle you looked at it and also had a lot of history behind it. The inside didn’t have any of the furniture from the time but it was still amazing to see and hear how the people here would have lived.

(These are pictures from around the castle, and the last one just having fun)

(The whole group in front of Trim)

The view from the top of the castle was also amazing, following are a few pics of the view:

When we got back from our adventures we got to experience really Irish music, Peter and Mairead had some of there family come over play the harp, violin, and uillean pipes, also there was two little girls who danced for us. It was a great night of laughter and music, with a little Irish dancing from our group in there also.

 

 

 

 

Thats all for now.

~Theresa~

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One response to “Part 5”

  1. Dawn says :

    Loved the pictures. the you tube video’s were very neat, I especially loved the one of the little girl dancing… what a cutie. Thanks for sharing. Now we gotta see you dance 🙂 haha…. Makayla says she can do the irish dancing… we’ll have to see if she really can.

    See you soon!

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