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Sword Castle build about 1200, not for protection but as an archbishop...

A very wet cold, rainy day.

A modern castle.

Odd for a castle of this time and size, a large chapel....

St. Colmcille's Well (520 AD) Legend has it that he blessed the...

Last meal in Ireland, Bangers and mash.


I decided to spend my last nights in Swords because it is closer to the airport, and originally I thought I could spend my last day visiting the beautiful Malihide Castle and gardens, by bus just a few minutes away. Unfortunately the weather turned cold and rainy, the beginnings of effects of the storm Lorenzo. How strange to have been worried about the possibility of Hurricane Lorenzo damaging St. Croix, to only be effected by it hitting Ireland. The drenching I got the day before reaching Sword on the Glendalough bus tour and the wet bus trip from Dublin to Sword the night before and then my umbrella being turned wrong side out the moment I stepped outside my first morning in Sword, made me change my mind about much sightseeing. I did visit the Sword Castle and the Saint Colmcille Well. Paid 12 euros for a bag of laundry, and enjoyed lunch at the historical Cock’s tavern which include Irish Coffee (whiskey).

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