Traveling something big on my wish list. If I had limitless amount of money and can bear to be away for long periods of time from my children, I would have gone on europe tours, australia tours and even ireland tours ever since I graduated from college. It remains to be a dream but I am positive I will be able to go to one of those countries someday.
For example, I have mapped out an itinerary when I go to Ireland. I want to visit these five historic places:
1. The GPO, Dublin
The GPO (General Post Office) was the headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rebellion when Irish rebels, led by Padraig Pearse, of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) proclaimed Ireland a Republic by issuing the Proclamation of the Irish Republic signed by seven members of the army council; Thomas J. Clarke, Sean Mac Diermada, Thomas McDonagh, P.H. Pearse, Eamon Ceant, James Connolly and Joseph Plunkett and declaring war on the occupying British Forces from that moment onward.
2. Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle is one of the most visited historic attractions in Ireland and its importance in Irish history cannot be understated. It is forever associated with the various repressive English occupiers of Ireland over the space of nearly 800 years.
3. Beal na mBlath, Clonakilty County Cork
Beal na mBalth is one of the most famous locations in Irish history. It was here in August 1922 that Michael Collins, one of the most charismatic leaders in the history of Ireland and Commander in Chief of the National Forces, was killed in an ambush whilst on a tour of inspection of the Free State troops in his native Cork.
4. The Battle of the Boyne, Oldbridge, Drogheda, County Louth
The Battle of the Boyne, in 1690, was the end game in a war between the Catholic King James and Protestant King William of Orange, who had deposed James in 1688. The battle, won by William, was a turning point in their feud and ultimately helped ensure the continuation of Protestant supremacy in Ireland with ramifications right up to this day.
5. Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford
The Irish Rebellion of 1798 against British occupation of Ireland had many significant battles in different parts of the country but the Battle of Vinegar Hill was an on the 21st June 1798 was especially important.
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