I will not let terrorism terrorize me.
It was an eye opening experience to see the constant and ongoing conflict between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This morning, I walked to the border and captured a lot of the murals and graffiti in Londonderry/Derry (The Free Derry).
Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland; a city with two names but one incredible history. Those from the Republic of Ireland refer to it as Derry, whilst those from Northern Ireland, an independent country that’s part of the United Kingdom, call it Londonderry. Today, depending on how you name the city immediately gives away your alliance. The city was the center for the majority of conflict between these two groups, mainly Catholics vs Protestant, and literally divided the two sides with a wall. Today, the wall still stands. I’ll be visiting this tomorrow. Interestingly enough, Londonderry/Derry is also home to the largest Halloween Carnival (Parade) in Europe and the largest after party at the local pubs. Happ All Hallows’ Eve.
The journey north.
Tombstone of Patrick Cahir in Corofin, Ireland; my great great grandfather.
The journey to the southwest through the country.
Bed and Breakfast
Rainy morning in Dublin, Ireland; the perfect day for a tour of the local pubs.
Take me to Church, Pub. Old church converted into a Pub.
Temple Bar (Tourist area).
Found an Irish Jam Session Band at an authentic, local pub – I was brought here by some locals and was told tourists generally aren’t allowed.
Newark Airport – Terminal C
Streets of Dublin
Christ Church Cathedral & Dublinia
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Kilmainham Gaol (Jail)
The room – Mespial Hotel
Everyone is from somewhere else.
I’m back! This time with more tricks, new destinations and test driving some new technology.