Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Ireland part 2

The following day we just took it easy and lazed about. Tuesday we drove out the this Irish ring fort. I don't know how to spell the name of it but it is prounounced green a gollya (maybe Dr. Ray can leave a comment and tell us all how it's really spelt).
It's a dwelling that was built 5000 years ago by an Irish king. and the view from the countryside there was incredible.

Here is a picture of Ray and I at the ring fort.
Also a picture of some of the Heather that was growing up on the hill. Who knew that the Heather plant could be so pretty?
Wednesday we went into Londonderry and walked along the walls of the city. Londonderry is the site of a famous siege and the city itself has a very rich history. From the wall I took this picture of an area in Londonderry known as the “bog” it was here that the incident known as Bloody Sunday occurred.

Wednesday we went shopping with Ray's mom which was a delight and then Thursday we went out to a national park known as Glen Veigh. Margaret (Ray's mom) was supposed to go with us but unfortunately that day she was feeling poorly and actually ended up in the hospital. She wanted us to go regardless and so we did. Immediately after we went and spent some time with her at the hospital where she has been for almost a week.

Here are some pictures of the grounds at Glen Veigh it was truly gorgeous.

This is a picture of the castle from the walled garden.

This is a picture looking out from the Castle to the Loch (lake)


Anonymous said...

Wow! I want to be the first to come visit you guys in Ireland! That picture of you and Ray is great by the way!

Anonymous said...

How come I keep coming up as Anonymous???? I am me!!!!!!!