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Titanic Experience, saying goodbye to Northern Ireland, and Bru na Boinne

Wow, what can I say about the Titanic Experience! Very moving. Of course, I like my friend and fellow critique mate, Marlene Dotterer’s version of the story in her SF/F Shipbuilder: The Time Travel Journals better as Thomas Andrews, the principle architect manages to implement more safety features, and he lives!

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Had beautiful, sunny skies leaving Northern Ireland.

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Then i was on my way to Bru na Bionne (also known as Newgrange and Knowth)- in The Keepers of Eire , my killer places the bodies of his victims at the Entrance Stone

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I lodged in Trim, near Trim Castle. Here is an artist’s rendering of the castle.

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July 22, 2014 · 10:45 am

Ireland-May 6

Today I toured St. Declan’s Oratory, the West Gable of Cathedral (contains carved figures depicting biblical stories), the Round Tower & Cathedral.

Then I needed to drive to the Cliff House Hotel car park and walk a path to St. Declan’s Well. In ‘The Keepers of Eire’, Conor and his dragon are murdered in front of the well.

I continued on to Cobh (pronounced Cove), where the Titanic made its last stop from Belfast before it struck an iceberg on Sunday 14 April 1912. The 100 year anniversary is closing in fast.

Driving ever westward, I finally arrived in Cork City only to proceed to get extremely lost and headed out of the city before I knew it. About 20 Km out, I was able to return to the city center and decided to pull into the Travelodge near Cork Airport. I’ll stay the night, then head out (hopefully in the right direction) for Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone-I need the power of conferring eloquence.

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