New Blog Post today— Sharing some of my tips for traveling on a budget!! I answered some questions that were asked on instagram last week! This photo was taken in Cohb, Ireland and was the last port of call for the Titanic! We rented a car on our trip (one of my tips) and probably wouldn’t have been able to see it if we didn’t have a car! (PS. Don’t forget to check out my story to see the “getting the shot” shot) #travelireland#budgettravel#travelers#travelbudget#traveltips#travelblog#mnblogger#lifestyleblog
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Take a look at this special building 🍀 😍 Reginald's Tower was built by the Anglo-Normans after their conquest of Waterford. It was built upon the site of a Viking fort.⛪ The tower's name is derived from an Anglicised form of the Irish name Raghnall, which is in turn a Gaelicised form of the Old Norse Røgnvaldr. The tower's name seems to refer to one of the many Viking rulers of the town that bore the name. 😃 The present tower is likely to have been built in the 13th or 14th century; it may have been constructed between 1253 and 1280.🍀 In 1185 Prince John of England landed in Waterford and organised the rebuilding of the city's defences, including the tower.
The tower has been used as a mint, a prison, and a military storehouse. It is also famous for being the location of the wedding of Richard de Clare, the second Earl of Pembroke, and Aoife, daughter of Dermot MacMurrough, King of Leinster.😄 It occasionally served as a royal castle, and was visited by King John in 1210, who ordered new coins to be struck there. Richard II visited the tower in 1394 and again in 1399.He used the tower to store his munitions. On 27 July 1399 Richard left Reginald's Tower as King of England and Wales; on his arrival in England he was captured by the future Henry IV and forced to abdicate.🍀 In 1463, coins were minted in Reginald's Tower by order of the Irish Parliament, which, at that time, was meeting in the city. The coins had the words "Civitas Waterford" struck on one side.⛪ In 1495, the tower’s cannons successfully deterred the forces of Perkin Warbeck, the pretender to the throne of Henry VII. Cannons from the tower sank one of his ships during an 11-day siege. This was the first successful use of artillery by an Irish city😃
Kilkenny Castle and his River Nore 📷 is a really beatiful place to visit. But Kilkenny had some dark times as well. 😳 The Hiberno-Norman presence in Kilkenny was deeply shaken by the Black Death, which arrived in 1348. The Statutes of Kilkenny passed at Kilkenny in 1367, aimed to curb the decline of the Hiberno-Norman Lordship of Ireland. 🍀In 1609 King James I of England granted Kilkenny a Royal Charter giving it the status of a city. Following the Rebellion of 1641, the Irish Catholic Confederation, also known as the "Confederation of Kilkenny", was based in Kilkenny and lasted until the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland in 1649😄. James II of England spent most of the winter months from November 1689 until January 1690 at Kilkenny, residing in the castle⛪
Kilkenny is also the site of Ireland's earliest recorded witch trial🙏. Occurring in 1324, the trial involved Dame Alice de Kyteler and her servant Petronella de Meath. Petronella would be the first person recorded in Ireland to be burned alive at the stake for witchcraft, after Dame Alice presumably fled the country.🏡 This trial was also one of the earliest recorded witch burnings in Europe, and inspires much folk lore about the possibility of the ghosts of Alice and Petronella haunting downtown Kilkenny. Alice's house, Kyteler's Inn, still stands, and is now a pub.📷
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Tuesdays are all about finding new challenges, right? Last night I had a little breakthrough and realized that if I devote some time to writing first thing every morning — I’m talking pre coffee, bacon and eggs — then it’s actually going to, y’know, get done instead of being put off yet another day. So y’all this week I need you to hold me to this self challenge, and if you have one of your own, let me know so we can hold each other accountable! .
I’m going to get up at 7am every day this week and spend one hour writing: a combo of blog posts and freelance applications. And if that works well for me, I think I’ll alternate weeks with writing and practicing fiddle... I desperately need to set aside this time for me to grow in the areas I care most about: aka music and writing! So that’s my challenge today. What is yours? ⬇️ #email@example.com