Boyne Valley Part 2

Next up on our day tour was Loughcrew (loff-crew) and the Hill of Tara. Loughcrew is essentially a smaller Newgrange. Both are monolithic tombs positioned to let the light in only on certain solstices. I found a stone that fit my butt perfectly. We decided that this must mean that some kind of ancient prophecy was fulfilled when I visited. 

In the picture above, he's explaining how a carriage would drive between these two stones.

Then, we visited Monasterboice. Below you can see a better representation of one of the crosses that depicts the story of the Bible in images.

As you can see, some of the graves got quite lengthy. It was admittedly pretty comical. After Monasterboice, we visited Drogheda. It was a very interesting little town.

Monasterboice was also the home to St. Peter's Cathedral. Which was GORGEOUS. This was my favorite church in the entire country. Actually, it's probably my favorite church that I've ever visited period! Unfortunately it was pretty dark inside and I couldn't capture a good photo of the mummified head.

If you're visiting Ireland and want to check out the tour we used, you can visit their website here: