martes, 19 de julio de 2016

Miguel Scholten Arellano: Malahide

Saturday,  16th of July 


We went to the beautiful town of Malahide by train,  it wasn't far. We had to be in the high school at half past nine to catch the train at ten o'clock. When we arrived to Malahide,  we walked to the lake to do kayak and sail in a ship,  the water was very cold because the wet suits were broken,  we were there for 2 hours,  after we went to the park of Malahide castle to have lunch.          

Malahide Castle parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, of remaining estate parkland, close to the village of Malahide, fourteen km north of Dublin. 

The estate began in 1185, when Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1174, was granted the "lands and harbour of Malahide". The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and it was home to the Talbot fanily for 791 years, from 1185 until 1976, the only exception being the period from 1649–60, when Oliver Cromwell granted it to Miles Corbet after the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland; Corbet was hanged following the demise of Cromwell, and the castle was restored to the Talbots. The building was notably enlarged in the reign of Edward IV, and the towers added in 1765.

By Miguel Scholten Arellano

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