Yesterday met Fionnula and Sean for a guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. Quite rightly high up on Tripadvisor. Finally started to get my head around the 700 years of
English rule and the part names like Daniel O’Connor and Charles Stuart Parnell played, amongst MANY others buried in the cemetery.
Day trip by train to Belfast today – Sightseeing bus followed by a ‘spontaneous’ boozy quality lunch at Howards. The bus tour took in the dock yards, Belfast Castle and many infamous streets from the times of ‘The Troubles’; The Falls Road, Shankill Road and the Peace Wall. All the murals made me feel uncomfortable.
Just about to read a short history of Ireland.