September 13th, 2003 – by: Aditu
First on our itineray (yes folks we had an itineray because I am the most anal retentive impulsive person you will ever meet) was Trim Castle. The castle sits right next to the River Boyne and you can see the remains of the old city walls around the property. It was built in 1173 by Hugh de Lacy who was a Norman night. We also found out that parts of Braveheart were filmed here. The castle ruins were awesome and there were great views out over the Boyne Valley from the top.
After Trim Caslte we went to the Hill of Tara which was the spiritual and political center of Ireland until about the 11th century. Tara was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland; the place where they were crowned and later buried. It was very peaceful there with an almost otherwordly feel to it. We left the Hill of Tara all feeling the effects of 30 some odd hours without sleep and the headed to the Bed and Breakfast Tigh Cathain in Trim and it was exactly what I expected an Irish B and B to look like.