Nothing but Green-By Courtney Kellogg
It was time to say goodbye to Dublin as we packed up our bags last night. I think all of us certainly enjoyed Dublin, but were ready to get out of the city and into something new.
Our first stop was at Trim Castle where we walked around the enormous area that the castle occupied and the motte that surrounded it. It was astonishing to know that this castle was from the 12th century!
After that we hopped back onto the bus and headed to Loughcrew Passage Tomb. To get to the tomb, we had to hike up a beautiful hill. Small flowers and shrubs scattered the ground and once we got to the top of the hill, the view was incredible! The area was all covered in green! It was like a breath of fresh air since we had been in cities for so long. Even better was the three dogs that joined us at the top of the hill. (I am really missing my dog at home, so to have three dogs join us was just great!). The tomb was a small insert in the side of the top of the hill where they used to bury the dead. It was small and cramped but it was interesting to see the markings on the rocks.
After the tomb, we hiked down and took the bus to get lunch and drive the rest of the way to our hotel!