Irish Fun Facts — Ellen M. Gregg ~ Intuitive Healer
I'm Irish, which means, in some way, that I'm obligated to honor St. Patrick's Day. (Truth be told: I don't feel an obligation so much as pride in my heritage.) For more interesting facts about Ireland, visit Eupedia .
Tantallon was built in the mid 14th century by William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas. Douglas left it to his illegitimate son, later created Earl of Angus, and despite several sieges, it remained the property of his descendants for much of its history. It was besieged by King James IV in 1491, and again by his successor James V in 1528, when extensive damage was done. Tantallon saw action in the first Bishop's War in 1639, and again during Oliver Cromwell's invasion of Scotland in 1651, when…
Digging Up Dublin's Wonderful Secrets with Pól Ó Conghaile - Irish Fireside Travel and Culture
Truthfully, this book is not written for stereotypical tourists on a whirlwind tour. Secret Dublin takes the approach that readers can stop and look more closely at the city, treasure the details, and not rely on someone exaggerating the appeal of a place. That makes the writing better suited for locals or visitors with a genuine interest in stories that don't always have mass appeal.