Our St Patricks Day Activities guide referred to do some research. These pics might help, along with the links to more information or videos.
If you are interested in history or science, you will enjoy these photos. Derry is still a walled city, the finest example of a walled city in Europe. I’ve also included photos of the results of a volcanic eruption, the making of china and an 18th century home that looks straight from Jane Austen. Take a look . . .
Next stop – Giant’s Causeway. It is the result of a volcanic eruption. There’s a legend that Finn McCool built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. To learn more about the formation of Giant’s Causeway or the legends about this geologic formation, click here.
I love this look from atop the hill, looking down to what most people don’t see about castles. If you are interested, read Castle by David Mcaulay. It’s the best book to explain the building of a castle.
When we started walking around the walled city of Derry, I realized more about Ninevah. It was said that 6 chariots could race around the wall of Ninevah and this picture shows how. Walls around a city were not the same as the walls protecting a fort. They were huge.
Derry & Belfast were home to the Northern Ireland troubles. We walked around parts of the city that were free and parts that were not free during “the troubles”. Clinton helped bring peace to the area. To learn more about this tumultuous time, you can search on youtube for a video appropriate for your family.
Time for science…Belleek Pottery has a fabulous tour showing how china is made. If you can’t make it to Ireland for the tour, here’s an online video version.
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