Irish History Day!

Today I joined a group tour to ancient Brú na Bóinne. I despise group tours, but usually it’s the only way for me to reach archeological sites, so I gotta (I never rent cars outside the US). However, today’s tour guide, Mary Gibbons, was a treasure; I could have skipped the cold, rainy, too-too-brief visit to Brú na Bóinne and just listened to her all day. She covered prehistoric Ireland up to Brexit (including choice swipes at Boris Johnson). Good fun.

We also visited the Hill of Tara, which is known to me from Eoin Colfer‘s highly entertaining Artemis Fowl series; but don’t read it – listen as audiobook.

Back in cold, rainy Dublin, I picked up a (delicious) vegan bento and retreated to my room to try and dry out.

Here are some photos for your enjoyment.

Yes, they say this is what you think it is. Geez, those things are everywhere.
These trees were plastered with huge, cawing ravens – so old-horror-movie!

Live all you can. It’s a mistake not to.