We are continuing to make great progress around Leinster. After taking our detour in Tinahely after Day 1 & 2 we’ve now reached Newgrange, Co. Meath and are on the home stretch. We’ve a few more location to reached before rocking up at MNS. Next up is Mellifont Abbey in Co. Louth, then a fun stop in Funtasia Drogheda, on to Dublin Castle, Glendalough, Avondale House and home. Let’s finish strong!
See below for the locations we reached on Day 3 & 4
Dunbrody Famine Ship
Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years.
Rock of Dunamase
The ruins of Dunamase Castle, a defensive stronghold dating from the early Hiberno-Norman period with a view across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Athlone Castle was first built to defend the crossing point on the River Shannon and evolved into a bold defensive structure over the centuries.
The island is home to the ruins of St. Diarmaid’s Monastery, founded by Diarmaid the Just in AD 560.
Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley in Co. Meath.
Newgrange was built by Stone Age farmers, the mound is 85m (279ft) in diameter and 13m (43ft) high, an area of about 1 acre.