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Subject: Re: Bru na Boinne
Date: 11 Sep 1997 19:48:28 EDT
What a marvelous message you produced about Ireland, airlines, Grammie,
Guinness, temperatures and all. I really enjoyed every thing...made me
feel like going back to Ireland meself.
What is a punt?
Is that Irish for pound?
Take it from a former Californian, if you go to the British Isles any
time of the year, take along a warm lightweight coat, preferrably
waterproof. Then if you're lucky you won't have to use it.
ME>> When you went was it cold?
ME>It is frequently damp and cold in Ireland. I went in Sept and wore
ME>a sweater the entire time. Everyone else did too. ON the other hand,
ME>Newgrange wasn't cold or damp.
ME>> Can you tell me about
ME>> the roads
ME>Head north out of Dublin on N1. This is the major route N/S. It is
ME>a four lane divided highway. Then at Drogheda you go inland on N51
ME>past King William's Glen. You follow the sign to Downth, Newgrange,
ME>and Knowth. These roads are two lane, and kinda typical narrow
ME>Irish roads. N51 goes up the Boyne.
ME>You can also go to the tourist center in Dublin and book a
ME>day tour to the Boyne Valley. Runs daily except Friday May
ME>to September, April on Sat/Sun and Oct Thurs and Sunday.
ME>Leaves at 10 AM, costs 15 punt, admission to Newgrange
ME>included. Also a two day tour special for 25 punt.