Failte go Sord

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We stayed at a Travelodge in Swords….real close to the airport and north of the Dublin Town Center.

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It sounded like all the action was going down in Dublin….but Mark and I were stuck in Swords – waiting for his conference call from work.

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When I went scavenging for stamps – the reception desk pointed us in the direction of this town…..it doesn’t even show up in our Frommer’s guide. So neat…it was an adventure into Swords and we stumbled upon a castle. Now Andre wants to tell his tale.


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ANDRE WANTED TO GO TO IRELAND. LOUIE WANTED TO GO TO IRELAND

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ANDRE AND LOUIE TRY TO SNEAK INTO MARKIE’S CARRY-ON BAG. MOMMY CAUGHT US. MOMMY SAID WE NEED TO DECIDE WHO GET’S TO GO TO IRELAND. ANDRE WANTED TO GO TO IRELAND.

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LOUIE SAID HE’LL READ ABOUT IRELAND AND THEN WE CAN PLAY A GAME ABOUT WHO’S SMART ENOUGH TO GO TO IRELAND. ANDRE DIDN’T WANT TO PLAY THE GAME.

ANDRE WENT TO IRELAND.

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MARKIE WAVES TO MOMMY – IN IRELAND.

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MARKIE SAID THE SIGN IS IN ENGLISH AND GAELIC.

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MOMMY TAKES US TO SWORDS TO FIND STAMPS. MOMMY SAID WE FOUND A CUTE TOWN AND STAMPS.

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MOMMY AND MARKIE FIND A BAR. ANDRE TAKES PART IN THE NATIONAL PASTIME OF IRELAND.

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MOMMY AND MARKIE SEE THESE BIG BIG TOWERS FROM THE MAIN STREET OF SWORDS. MOMMY AND MARKIE WALK UP TO SEE WHAT IT IS.

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MOMMY SAID IT WAS AN ANGLICAN CEMETARY. MOMMY SAID SHE FOUND A TOMBSTOMB FROM THE 1600’S.

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THEN MOMMY AND MARKIE FOUND A CASTLE.

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MOMMY FOUND OUT IT WAS FREE TO GO IN.

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MOMMY SAID THE CASTLE GOES BACK TO 1100’S. ANDRE THINKS A LOT OF THINGS ARE OLD IN IRELAND.

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MARKIE FINALLY TAKES A PICTURE WITH ANDRE.

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ANDRE FINDS A BRIDGE AND A STREAM OUTSIDE OF THE CASTLE.

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ANDRE FINDS XMAS IN SWORDS.

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1 Comment

  1. True Blue Says:

    Andre looks like he had a great time. I admire how he showed enough class not to embarrass Louie in a game of intelligence and knowledge. One day Louie will be as smart as Andre is now. Today is not that day. Go Bears and a for Andre – you da bear!



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