We were planning on going to the first weekend of Oktoberfest in Munich with Mike Coop, but couldn't find a hotel. Mike suggested Dublin instead since he'd been last year and loved it. We therefore found ourselves in Ireland for the weekend.
Since Mike had been to Ireland before, he choose our tourist events. Saturday, we were heading to Newgrange and Mike knew all the tricks. We picked up our tickets for Newgrange early in the day and then toured the countryside as we waited for the time on our tickets. After visiting a few old castles and tramping around in fields, we headed to Tara. Tara, where the ancient Kings of Tara ruled from. Guess who was excited? We arrived back in Newgrange at the time posted on our tickets. We went inside the Newgrange burial monument and learned how the sun illuminated the central chamber on the Winter Solstice. Kool!
Then on Sunday, we headed to the Wicklow Mountains early in the morning. We spend the morning exploring Glendalough and then the afternoon in Dublin.
Seth makes new friends in the field alongside castle ruins.
We also explored many Celtic churches.
And enjoyed a final look out across this lake before heading back to the airport.
When: September, 1997
Travel Times London - Dublin