Dublin Castle – and the Irish Rebellion

1916 was the year a few brave Irish men and women rekindled the revolution that had been smoldering for many years before.  This rekindling was termed The Easter Rebellion.  The rebellion centered in an area of Dublin close to Dublin Castle.  In the castle we visited a display to celebrate the centennial of this rebellion.

This is it - the one and only selfie we took on our trip - and without a selfie stick too.
This is it – the one and only selfie we took on our trip – and without a selfie stick too.

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Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle

To show perspective I'm sitting on the recumbent stone.
To show perspective I’m sitting on the recumbent stone.

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This stone circle out in the middle of Aberdeenshire’s hills and farms is one of the few complete stone circles anywhere.  So many circles were destroyed over the centuries because they were in the way of ploughs or building sites.  For some reason this one still has all its stones.

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