Travelling home…

Carrickfergus is a large and the oldest town in County Antrim. On our recent trip to Ireland we called in for lunch on our way back to the airport. It had been a showery day, but the sun came out as we found a nice place by the harbour to have lunch.

We had taken the coast road, through Ballycastle, and through Cushendun and Cushendall. Their names are derived from the Gaelic, an Anglicised form of   Cois Abhann Duinne, ‘beside the River Dun’, and Cois Abhann Dalla, ‘foot of the River Dall’

Cushendall is an attractive and interesting little town, with plenty of history; Oisin’s Grave is nearby, he was a Celtic warrior and poet supposedly buried on this site at the megalithic cairn here.

The Curfew Tower
Johnny Joe’s
The old name for a butcher – same root as Fleische in German
The Lurig

Then we travelled on to Carrickfergus, via a rainbow over the sea:

 

Lunch by the harbour,looking across to the castle:

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