Breakfast @ 8:00 – it was sausage, eggs, fried bread, toast, juice, coffee & tea. No menu to choose from like in Adare. Again, this B&B didn’t measure up to the last one!
We were on the road by 9, headed for Bru Na Boinne Visitor Center to get tickets to the Neolithic passage grave and ancient monument of the World Heritage Sites of Knowth & Newgrange (10 Euros each), near Drogheda where our next B&B is located. This large mound is estimated to date from 5,000 B.C., even older than Stonehenge! Google this – it’s way too complicated to even begin to explain! It was fascinating! Our tours through the two monuments were about an hour each, but we had to wait until 1:15 for the first one. About 800 people a day tour these sites! The next 4 pictures were taken at one of the 2 grave sites.
We got to the Orley House B&B about 5:30, and we were impressed! This B&B is quite nice! When we walked into the front door, there was a sweet fragrance in the air coming from a fresh lily bouquet sitting just inside the entry! (Picture below) That made a very nice first impression, and they were fragrant for our two-night stay there!
We let the others pick out which rooms they wanted and Terry & I took the other one that was upstairs. It was quite small, with twin beds that couldn’t be moved together, but nice never the less!! The breakfast area is beautiful, and the flowers in the garden area surrounding it added to the beauty!!!
We walked to a restaurant nearby called the Black Bull Inn (picture below) and shared a chicken pasta dish, risotto, dinner salad, and a warm brownie dessert.
We got back to the B&B and visited for awhile and called it a day!