August, Still in Ireland

Trip Start Jul 21, 2007
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Trip End Aug 05, 2007


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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

HELLO -- it is Wednesday, August 1st and I am still in Mullingar, Ireland at the home of my cousin, Nuala. Today was my first misty and moisty day since I have been here.  Because Nuala spends most of the day with her mother at the nursing home, she dropped me off at Belevedere House and Gardens where I had the great fortune to spend 5 and 1/2 hours walking and looking around.  After the quick look stops of the bus tour it was nice to allow so much time to really absorb a place.  I was early enough that I was the only one in the house (a 16th century Georgian home) so I could pretend that I was Lady of the Manor.  The grounds are on the shore of Lough Ennell (lough is lake in gaelic).  There were many walks to take and sights to see including a beautiful walled garden and the jealous wall.  I had lunch in the middle at the little cafe and tea later on in the afternoon. I am now back at Nuala Higgins and just woke up from a nap (I am on vacation -- I can do that). I am being "collected" this evening at half past seven by Robert and Mary McNamara as I am dining at their home this evening.  That is it for now from the Emerald Isle. 
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quemado
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Lady of the Manor
Having tea ? did they run out of Guinness? or what ever they call it? Still the monsoon season. Alb got hit good yesterday. Is it really green? See ya

walkingglass
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More Tea then Beer
Yes, lotsof tea and it is really green (40 shades)

beach
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Not so green here
Hi Kathy, having fun yet? Like reading all the postings.

beach
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Re: Not so green here
I've been posting messages but I think they went to your work. Looh up the O'finneteghearns while you are there. That's Tims real name.

walkingglass
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Tea
Yes, this leg of the trip I have had more than my share of tea. Everywhere I visit tea and sandwiches are brought out --much peeing going on. I will try and look up the O'Finnetegheins (or however you spelled it).

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