This is a private trip to Ireland. Mike Lemmon's friends and family are part-taking in this trip. We explore some great places, starting in Dublin, visiting Castles, a Cathedral, you will see the Book of Kells which is a National Treasure, We will go down South towards Cork but on our way we visit Kilkenny Castle, Rock of Cashel. We get to see some amazing scenery as we go around the Ring of Beara. We also visit Dingle, Bunratty Castle, The Cliffs of Moher. We then go towards Sligo but on our way we visit Galway, Kylemore Abbey. We visit a waterfall, scenic drives, underground passage tombs, we see an 11th century castle in Lough Key Forest park. We return to Dublin where we visit Powerscourt House and Gardens, Glendalough and we also get to stay in a Castle overnight before flying back to the States. It's going to be fun!!
Malahide Castle dates back to 1185,
King Henry II gifted Richard Talbot the lands and harbour of Malahide for his services to the crown in 1185. From that point on, the Talbot family became intertwined with Malahide’s history and development.
Trinity College in Dublin city center
Trinity College is where you will be able to view one of Irelands National treasures...The Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created in a Columban monastery in either Britain or Ireland and may have had contributions from various Columban institutions from both Britain and Ireland.
Christ Church Cathedral is located in the former heart of medieval Dublin, next to Wood Quay at the end of Lord Edward Street. However a major dual carriageway building scheme around it separated it from the original medieval street pattern which once surrounded it, with its original architectural context (at the centre of a maze of small buildings and streets) lost due to road-building and the demolition of the older residential quarter at Wood Quay. As a result, the cathedral now appears dominant in isolation behind new civil offices along the quays, out of its original medieval context. The cathedral is used as the setting for filming from time to time.
Christ Church is the only one of the three cathedrals or acting cathedrals which can be seen clearly from the River Liffey.