Visiting Ireland 2019: Days 1 & 2 photos

Along the River Boyne, County Meath. The “Battle of the Boyne” between Protestant and Catholic forces was fought here in 1690. 

Stone bridge over an abandoned canal along the Boyne. The canal project began in the mid-1700s.

Entrance to Newgrange Stone Age passage tomb, Meath. It is more than 5,000 years old.

St. Patrick’s grave, Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland.  Saints Brigid and Columcille also are said to be buried here. 

Statue of Queen Victoria outside Belfast City Hall, County Antrim.

Hotel Europa in Belfast. During the Troubles it became know as the most bombed hotel in the world.”  U.S. President Bill Clinton stayed here in 1995, three years before the Good Friday Agreement.

One thought on “Visiting Ireland 2019: Days 1 & 2 photos

  1. Kate Kent

    Beautiful pictures, Mark! Your heart as found it’s home. All of us over here in the States seem to long for this beautiful country whose mark we carry in our DNA. Even relatives who never left Ireland, fly off to Rome or Majorca and they can’t wait to get back to Ireland. Enjoy yourself. All the best.

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